HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A young mother was killed in a crash on US 29 in High Point, North Carolina, over the weekend while making DoorDash deliveries, according to her mother.
According to officials, Sunshine Nichole Williams, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, was driving southbound on Business 85/US 29 when her car was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Joshua Nicholas Anderson, 26, of Archdale, North Carolina.
Police say that Anderson ran off the interstate while driving northbound. He overcorrected, lost control of his truck and drove through the median, hitting Williams.
The victim’s brother, John, who is disabled, was in the car with her, according to their mother. Officials say he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to his mother, he has several broken bones but will pull through.
Sunshine Williams had two children, 2-year-old Kaylee, and Malakia, who will be a 1-year-old in December. Her mother said that Williams was just a few days from turning 22. She stayed at home with her children but picked up work with UberEats and DoorDash for extra money, which is what she was doing at the time of the accident.
Her mother described her as the “best person” with hundreds of friends and a great personality. She stayed at home with her kids and was a dedicated mother. She and her husband met in middle school and were high school sweethearts. They haven’t been apart since middle school.
Sunshine’s family will be setting up a memorial near the crash site.
While the scene was being investigated, Business 85 was completely shut down between the area of Interstate 74 and Baker Road. The highway remained closed for nearly six hours.