Community rallies around family of 23 year old killed in crash

ST. GEORGE, SC (WCSC) - The community is coming together Saturday to help the family of a woman who was killed in a fiery crash back in May.

Twenty three year old Kayla Marchant Hunt died when her SUV hit a tractor mower on I-26 near the 189 mile marker.

"Me and her, we were together almost six years, I loved her with all my heart, I really miss her, it's hard, it is, it's hard," said Hunt's boyfriend Andy Carroll.

"Highway patrol showed up on my front door to tell me she had passed away and that was one of the worst days of my life," said Hunt's mother Ellen Marchant.

Kayla's three children were pulled from the wreckage, with only minor injuries.

"I'm very grateful to everyone who stopped and saved them. If we had lost everybody, I wouldn't have been here, no way," Marchant said.

Carroll is the father of two of Kayla's kids.

"I just try to be there for my kids. I wish she was here to help me because we were supposed to do this together, we loved each other."

On Saturday, Kayla's family is going to get a lot of love from the Rosinville community near St. George.

Nick's Place is sponsoring a fundraiser to help the family pay for funeral and other expenses.

It's something Kayla's mom never imagined she would have to do so soon.

"She was indestructible and wasn't going to go anywhere for a long time. She would see her children living, but unfortunately she's not going to get to see her children. She was sent up to heaven and she's looking down on them," Marchant said.

The fundraiser, called 'Kayla's Run' will kick off with a poker run at 10 A.M.

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