Racine family raises money for sister's two daughters after she was killed in car crash

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) - A Racine family is raising money for their sister's two young daughters after she was tragically killed in a car accident last week.

Twenty-nine-year-old Dannisha Weatherspoon was less than a mile from work on Jan. 21 when the car she was riding in crossed over to oncoming traffic and flipped over, throwing her from the passenger seat. The driver survived.

"It feels like a whole part of my world is gone because of this," her brother, Landon Weatherspoon, said.

Dannisha worked in food service at Carthage College.

She was a mother to two daughters, 9-year-old Deonna and 4-year-old Savannah.

"She was really invested in her daughters. She worked for them. She made sure they were going to outings," her sister, Sondra Hunter, said. "She loved cooking for everybody. She loved finding new recipes."

Dannisha was the youngest of six siblings. They describe her as a bright, sweet person who had a passion for cooking and education.

"Dannisha was a hard worker. She was devoted to her children, all of us," her sister, Elise Scott, said.

They have since set up a GoFundMe to raise money for her daughters. The money will help go towards college and their future. Dannisha was also getting ready to go to esthetician school in March.

"She wanted to further her life and I know she was instilling it in her daughters," Calvin said. "She wanted them to have a great education. Her oldest daughter is in violin, she loves music."

Dannisha's oldest sister Sondra is now raising Deonna and Savannah. They hope to raise $20,000.

"Everything Dannisha she did, she did for those girls. And we just want to make sure that what she was able to provide for them, that we are able to do the same," Sondra said.

You can donate to the GoFundMe by clicking here

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