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Families mourning loss of mother, 5-year-old killed in car crash

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PULASKI, TN (WSMV) -

Family members are mourning the loss of 33-year old Tiffany Sumners, who was killed in a car wreck Saturday afternoon in Pulaski.

"She was a good mom," said Sumners' aunt Patsy Adams. "She would do anything for her kids."

Sumners was driving on Crescent View Drive just before 2 p.m. Saturday. Her 6-year-old niece Grayson and her 5-year-old friend were in the back seat. "Gracie wasn't hers, but she raised Gracie as hers," Adams said. "Gracie loved her, and she loved Gracie," Adams added.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Sumners' car veered off of the road, and she overcorrected. The car spun and hit a tree before bursting into flames. Sumner and the 5-year-old she was babysitting died from their injuries.

"She would do anything for any kid," Adams said. But that afternoon, she was helpless. Family members tell Channel 4 the car doors locked in the crash, trapping the three inside the burning car. Passing motorists stopped and broke out the cars windows to pull the three out. Sumners' 6-year-old niece was the only survivor.

"She's going to be missed a lot," Adams said. "She was loved a lot."

This makes the second fatal accident this weekend in Giles County. On Friday afternoon, 73-year Charles Solomon was killed on Pleasant Ridge Road. Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating.

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