The Oklahoma City police are still investigating a deadly crash that happened last Friday on Northwest Expressway. The victim, Denise Sprouse, was on her way home from work when the crash occurred.
Denise's family said they’re still trying to pick up the pieces and is heartbroken over the sudden loss.
"When she already said there had been an accident, I knew it was bad news," Denise's niece Kassidy Crockett said. "My emotions kind of flowed and I cried. It took a lot.”
Sprouse was killed in the early hours of February 26. Authorities said another car crashed into the back of her car in front of the S&B Burger Joint on the Northwest Expressway.
An ambulance rushed her to a nearby hospital where she later died. Sprouse leaves behind her longtime partner and 2-year-old son.
"She was such a loving and caring mother to Jax and such an amazing spouse to my uncle," Kassidy explained. "Whenever they were together you can tell the love. It just emitted off of them and radiated off of them."
Sprouse was not just a loving mother and partner, she was also the main bread winner and supported her family. The car she was driving that night was also the family's only vehicle.
Kassidy has set up a GoFundMe page to take some of the burden off her grieving family.
"There's just a lot of fees and necessities that need to be covered," Kassidy said.
Right now, the family is working to remember all the time they spent with Denise.
"Those are all the memories that have been flooding through my mind," said Kassidy. "Remember those memories of her and who she was as a person and just constantly hold that in all of our hearts."
News 9 did reach out to the Oklahoma City Police Department about the investigation. A department official said investigators are still waiting on the other driver's blood test results to see if they were impaired at the time of the crash.