Meanwhile, stunned by the loss of
Carey died when her car was struck head-on by a motorist who crossed over into her lane on the
The other driver, who has been identified as
He was listed in fair condition Friday morning, police said.
Lopez, who police said did not have a license, was driving a Honda Accord he had apparently borrowed when it struck Carey's northbound Honda Fit.
Lopez was was pulled from the burning wreckage of his car by Officer
Police said Friday they believe Lopez is in his late 30s or early 40s and that his last known address was in
In the wake of the accident, a group of
Joining together under the name "
As of Friday afternoon, the fund had received nearly
The death of their mother is a doubly tragic event for the two young women. Their father,
"She's really a wonderful girl," DeGroff said during a telephone interview Friday.
DeGroff described Carey as "a lovely woman" who kept "a warm, safe house" for her daughters.
On the Go Fund Me page, Carey is described as a "beautiful, loving mother...whose world revolved around her daughters."
As Olivia and
As a student at
The two girls are also drawing upon their paternal aunt for support as well.
On the Go Fund Me page, the friends who organized the crowd-funding effort wrote: "At this time when our world is filled with such uncertainty and unrest we hope you can help us show Nikki and Tarrah that there is also tremendous goodness and love."
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