Crash victim loses husband, asks for help with next step

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AURORA, Colo. - The mother of a child who was severely injured in a Colorado car crash is sharing her story for the first time to help solicit donations for her family.

Stephanie Greer, who herself is recovering from a violent car crash, spoke with FOX31 Denver about the horrific chain of events that lead to her husband's death and the long recovery her children are facing. On June 18th, the family's SUV flipped several times after Ms. Greer lost control on Interstate 76.

The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation but a loose tire could be responsible.

The accident became a worldwide internet story after a bystander snapped a photo showing a Brighton police officer holding a young child who survived the crash.

"It's not a good picture for me, it’s a horrible reality for me when I see that picture," said Greer in an interview on Friday.

The crash killed her husband and left one child in critical condition. The family was in the process of moving to Colorado from Illinois.

The family has set up a fundraiser to help with expenses and recovery.

Investigators believe some of the car's passengers were not properly restrained. Ms. Greer said she believed the children were in seat belts but may not have been in the correct car seats.

The cause of the crash, including the decision on if charges should be filed, remains under investigation.

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