Trinity Brown’s mother had dreamed of owning a Chevy Corvette since she was 15 years old. At 49, Linda Salazar’s pride and joy was a black 2018 Chevy Corvette Stingray
The Titusville woman and mother of five passed away Saturday when she lost control of her car and hit a tree on the west side of Park Lane in Titusville at about 2:30 a.m., police said.
Her children said the crash happened right in front of their home and four of them witnessed it.
“My siblings and I witnessed the accident and are left traumatized and devastated after attempting to get her out of the car,” Michaela King wrote in a GoFundMe. One of Salazar’s daughters, King, 25, organized the fundraiser to cover funeral costs and utility bills.
“We don’t know where to start because our mom was our rock and when we didn’t know what to do, we came to her,” she wrote.
Salazar was an accountant with her own business and the family’s main provider, her children said. A funeral service has not been scheduled yet, as the siblings are working to figure out the logistics of the service. Their GoFundMe had earned $3,570 Friday morning out of the $40,000 goal.
“All the help the community has given would mean everything to her,” said Trinity Brown, Salazar’s 16-year-old daughter and middle child
Trinity said not only had her mother raised five children — ages 31, 25, 16, 14 and 13 — but she was also involved in her community.
“She was a mother to every neighborhood kid,” Trinity said. “She was always there for everyone, all of our neighbors and friends. She was very feisty and fun to be around.”
As the siblings work to navigate the upcoming days, Trinity said she knows how Salazar would have wanted them to feel.
“Loyalty and family were the most important things to her,” she said. “She always told us that once she went, she wanted us to be happy, stick together and celebrate that she’s now in peace.
To donate to the GoFundMe, visit https://gofund.me/c2140623.
This article first appeared on Florida Today