"I don't think she could be without him. So, she is with him," her mother said.
A woman died in a car crash just five hours after attending her husband's funeral. Sara Nowak, 42, was killed in a crash on April 1, hours after her husband Louis' funeral. He died of cancer on March 19 and their six children are coping with the tragic loss of both their parents. Fortunately, they have a strong system of loved ones to help them get through this tragedy. A friend of the family started a GoFundMe page to support the couple's family saying, "Sara went to visit Louis in heaven."
The fundraiser added that their six children "could really benefit" from the cost of the funeral and household expenses. "The children and the families have a lot of healing to do as they also lost their grandfather a couple of weeks ago. They need all the help they can get during this horrific time. Thank you and please pray for this family," it added.
A preliminary investigation determined that the driver lost control of the vehicle during the car crash, which then entered a ditch and overturned. One occupant was ejected from the vehicle, but both died at the scene; Nowak was the passenger. "I don't think she could be without him," her mom, Patricia Cartwright, told CBS 58. "So, she is with him." Her father, Randal Cartwright who is also reeling in from the shock of the tragedy shared, "It's really hard because you get done and then five and half hours later, you get a call saying that your daughter was in an accident."
The late couple, described as "a true match", had been married for six years. Louis was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer six months before his death. The Cartwrights want them to be remembered for more than this tragedy. They want them to be remembered for the people they were. "He fought, he fought really hard," Patricia said and added of her daughter, "We want everyone to remember her as being full of life. Whenever there was something that somebody needed, she said, 'Don't worry we got this.'"
The couple will be sorely missed by everyone who knew them. The 54-year-old Louis is being remembered as somebody who "enjoyed spending time with family and friends, tinkering on engines and motors, going to swap meets, camping, classic cars, and classic rock music. Louie would always be there to lend a helping hand, or to have a great conversation," his obituary read. His wife's obituary said that "Sara didn't have friends, everyone was family. She never had a full house because she always had room for more."
"Most of all," the notice continued, "Sara loved taking adventures with Louie and the kids making memories that will last a lifetime."
Wisconsin Mom Dies in Car Crash Hours After Attending Husband's Funeral: 'She Is With Him' https://t.co/C5IokYgpkP— People (@people) April 7, 2023
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