Samantha Russell, a beautiful 22-year-old woman, was supposed to get the best gift life can ever bring; she was about to become a mother to a beautiful baby boy whom she and her husband Brandon couldn’t wait to meet and hold.
Unfortunately, that joy was taken away from her when a suspect who was fleeing from the police crashed into her car and killed her.
The devastating accident took place on July 6. Samantha was immediately rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save her. Fortunately, her child survived and was delivered to the world.
The saddest day of Brandon’s life was at the same time his happiest. He lost his loving wife, but now his son was there and he had to be strong for him.
Brandon took to Facebook to share his mixed feelings with his loved ones. “Words cannot explain or express the emotions going through everyone’s head today in light of the events that took place on July 6th 2021 at around 5:30 CST. Sammy was taken from us but left behind the most beautiful gift of life,” he wrote.
“She was driven and the hardest worker I knew. She always ALWAYS knew what to say when I was going through an issue or needed advice.
“She was an all around good person who did not deserve to die on impact from a reckless driver,” he added.
Samantha’s killer, 37-year-old Javan Jermaine Ervin, has been arrested. He is charged with first-degree murder in commission of a felony, aggravated battery and criminal possession of a firearm.
As Brandon is now left to raise the boy alone, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Russell family.
Rest in peace, Samantha.