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Kansas Mom of Two Killed While Getting Her Car Towed in Freak Accident

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A Kansas mother of two, Lindsay Raine, was killed in a tragic freak accident while getting her vehicle towed on Monday.

According to a press release from the Lawrence Police Department, Lindsay was “attempting to have her vehicle towed when it began to roll away, trapping her underneath.” Officers responded at around 11:20 a.m. after receiving a call, but despite “lifesaving efforts by police and medical personnel, the victim was pronounced deceased.” The Lawrence Police Department added, “The incident is still being investigated, but at this time, her death appears to have been the result of a tragic accident.”

Lindsay Raine’s family said their “lives were turned upside down” after finding out that the 29-year-old had been involved in a “tragic freak accident.” Kristen Raine, Lindsay's sister, said, “Lindsay Nicole gained her beautiful wings and entered the gates of Heaven. She was such a big-hearted person and touched so many souls in her short 29 years of life. This is the hardest thing that any of us have ever gone through.”  

She added, “Lindsay’s heart and soul were the most beautiful and made my sister the amazing, loyal, dedicated person she is! My heart will never heal from this loss.”

Kristen Raine set up a GoFundMe page after the tragic loss of her sister, where she described her sister as an excellent baker, a die-hard Chiefs fan, and above all, a dedicated mother to her daughter Milli, 11, and son, Cornelius, 6. She wrote, “She could light up the room with a single smile. She loved her city and everyone she came into contact with. Her 2 kids were her WORLD, a true hustler for her family. Nothing could stop Lindsay. She made it happen one way or another.” She went on to say, “She wanted to be around for her kids’ futures. She wanted to grow old with soulmate Juan and watch her children graduate, get married, have children of their own and spoil their grandkids. She wanted so badly to have that solid family that was always there for each other.”

Prior to her death, Kristen said that Lindsay had been suffering from "physical health" issues, including “seizures from unknown causes,” which required her to be hospitalized multiple times. Kristen wrote, “The last few years have been trying times for Lindsay. She always put her children first, many times before her own physical health. She was just starting to make some headway on getting answers as to what was causing them.” Even with her ongoing issues, Kristen said her sister remained the “rock” and “foundation” of their family and that they would be forever changed by this tragedy. “Our family will never be the same. Our bond will never break or our love for her will never end. She is… the person who always changed the mood of the room wherever she goes. Her strength will live on in her children, her soulmate, her family and her friends.”

Along with the GoFundMe page, which has raised over $3,800 so far for funeral expenses and care costs for her two children, Kristen organized a balloon release event in honor of her sister’s life. According to the GoFundMe page, the memorial service is scheduled to be on the same day as Lindsay’s funeral, and was set up so that her loved ones could abide by COVID-19 restrictions while also paying tribute to the mom of two. Kristen explained, “We are limited to only 35 people total for the indoor portion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At 3 p.m., we will be having graveside services as well as a balloon release for everyone who knew or loved my sweet baby sister. Lindsay would want all her friends and family to be there to send her home.” She continued, “She knew so many and had so many connections. I can’t imagine making her transition without all of the love surrounding her. Please come and show your love and support for my baby sister and her family.”

Source: People