A 37-year-old woman killed in a car crash in Ohio on Tuesday was headed to the hospital to meet her first grandchild.
Heather Belcher of Middletown was traveling during rush hour, around 5:30 p.m., north on I-75 in Lockland when the crash happened.
Belcher was hit so hard that she died at the scene.
A family member told Fox 19 that Belcher was actually driving to see her first grandchild.
“She had a daughter that was in the hospital giving birth to her first grandbaby,” said Jessica Bratton.
“It’s devastating that her first grandbaby is going to have to share that tragic day with her because you know on one hand you are celebrating the birth of your child and the other hand you are mourning the loss of your mom.”
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Family members are working on the funeral arrangement.
Belcher’s aunt said on Facebook that she was in shock when she learned the news.
“I have just been sitting here in shock and sadness for about three hours now,” wrote Kim Palko SanJulian.
“I found out earlier this evening that my niece Heather Renee Belcher was killed in a tragic car accident. I think I am just numb. Please send prayers for my brother and her mother as they have to go through what no parent should have to go through.”
She later added, “This is still just too unreal!”
“I am so very sorry to hear this. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers,” added another Facebook user.
“I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the family. May God watch over all of you as you guys go through this terrible time,” added another.
Police in Lockland are investigating the crash and have not publicly released any information as of yet.