3-Year-Old Girl Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash Just a 'Few Short Miles from Home' in New Jersey

"In the blink of an eye on what should have been a regular Saturday evening, their lives imploded," a loved one said in a message on GoFundMe

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Kylie Williams.
  • Kylie Williams, 3, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that injured her mother, a 2-year-old boy and several others in New Jersey over the weekend

  • The family was "just a few short miles from home" when the crash took place, according to a GoFundMe page

  • As of Friday morning, more than $300,000 has been raised for the family

A 3-year-old girl was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey over the weekend.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release that authorities responded to New Jersey State Route 34 just north of the interchange with State Route 33 in Howell on a report of a collision on Saturday around 4:45 p.m. local time.

"At that location they found the three involved vehicles: a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck with an adult female driver, a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with an adult female driver and three passengers, including two children, and a 2021 Ford Bronco with an adult female driver," according to the prosecutor's office.

Prosecutors told PEOPLE on Friday that a 34-year-old woman was driving the Jeep, while a 37-year-old woman was a passenger inside the vehicle along with a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, identified as Kylie Williams by loved ones and NJ Advance Media.

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The 34-year-old was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment and the 2-year-old boy sustained minor injuries, according to authorities.

The Asbury Park Press identified the driver as Joelle Williams, mother of the two children, and the 34-year-old passenger as Joelle's sister, Valerie. According to the paper, Valerie sustained minor injuries.

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The drivers of the pickup truck and the Ford Bronco also suffered minor injuries, the prosecutor's office added.

What led to the crash remains unclear at this time. The prosecutor's office told PEOPLE Friday that no summonses or criminal charges have been filed.

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According to a GoFundMe campaign launched to support the family, the Jeep was "just a few short miles from home" when the collision occurred.

"Kylie, Kyle and Joelle’s precious daughter, died at the scene of the accident. Joelle herself has suffered extremely severe injuries and has already had 2+ surgeries and faces several more plus rehab and an extended recovery of months to a year +," read a message on the fundraiser. "Lucas and Valerie, thankfully, suffered minor injuries and will be fine."

"Kyle & Joelle are a hard-working couple, both teachers," the organizer continued. "Plus, Joelle also was growing her own successful children’s party planning business and Kyle is a very successful Youth Competitive Swim Coach. In the blink of an eye on what should have been a regular Saturday evening, their lives imploded."

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Additionally, a second GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to support the family.

"It’s time to rally around Kyle and his family and to give them some of the financial support they may need in this tragic time," read a message on the page. "Let us be the community he can count on right now."

As of Friday morning, nearly $300,000 has been raised by both accounts.

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