Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lost Too Soon: An Online Community Asks for Help

"At 11:12 AM, on Tuesday, January 08, 2008, State Police, Troop A began investigating a two vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred on US Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish.

Two vehicles, a Hyundai Elantra (eastbound on Duplessis Road) and a 2006 Peterbuilt (southbound on US Hwy 61) were approaching the intersection of US Hwy 61 and Duplessis road. The Hyundai Elantra traveled through the intersection into the path of the 2006 Peterbuilt. In doing so, the Hyundai Elantra was struck on the driver side by the 2006 Peterbuilt.

The driver of the Elantra, Ashley Spencer (W/F/Age 29) of Geismar, LA, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroners Office. The driver of the 2006 Peterbuilt, Yancy Hebert (W/M/Age 42) of Gonzales, LA, did not seek medical attention at the crash scene. Seatbelts were used and alcohol/drugs are not suspected to be a factor in this crash."

Numerous online communities are mourning a tragic loss this week. Ashley Spencer was known to many people on Twitter (@ashPEAmama), iVillage (rox4brainsash) and other online social networks as a loving mother (who sought support for PPD), staunch LSU Tigers fan and Croc lover. She leaves behind a husband and two young children - ages 2 yrs and 6 weeks - after dying tragically in a car accident Tuesday morning.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to assist family (who were without life insurance). The deadline for contributions is January 17th at which time the funds will be turned over to Ashley's husband to aid in funeral expenses and daycare for their two precious babies.

Please help by clicking on the widget to the right for "Ashley Spencer's Family" or clicking HERE NOW.


Radioactive Jam said...

Well said, and well done.

Lynette Radio said...

Thanks for passing this info on - Ashley was a new-mom Twitter friend of mine and it's heartbreaking to hear the news.

stepmama drama said...

Thank you for your post. We will keep her family in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

let's see what MysteryMika101 can do to help yall reach that goal. those babies need a Village for sure. my computer was unplugged so I'm just reading about it Now.

casey said...

yes, I feel your pain. My dad remarried and I'm the step kid not them. My step mom does everything for her kids and not my dads. My dad cosigned cars for thes kids and wouldn't do it for me. I'm the outsider,the ugly duckling. He is alway wanting me to say i'm sorry and i don't know why. i got tired of it and haven't spoken to him in 3 years. i send him cards and pictures thats about it. i'm 27 years old and i dom't have time for that.