Daughter of Ky. woman killed in Dominican Republic crash: 'It doesn't seem real'

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - A woman from Florence was killed in a crash while vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

According to WLEX, the crash occurred Saturday night in the city of La Romana. Carol Ann Murphy and another woman died when their vehicle fell from a bridge. The identity of the other woman has not been released.

Murphy was just 45 years old when she died. The Florence woman was in this car when her family says she lost control and went off a bridge.

The family is having a hard time coming to grips with what happened.

"It doesn't seem believable. All of us have been so in denial. It doesn't seem real at all," Thailia Valencia-Murphy said about her mother.

They want their mother to be remembered as animated, adventurous and a lover of travel.

What is upsetting them are the pictures of their mother's dead body that have been posted on Facebook. It's believed the person doing it is from the Dominican Republic.

"We saw some very gruesome photos of my mom. Like it was so unrealistic," said Lakisha Lattimore, another of Murphy's daughters.

Murphy's four children -- three daughters and one son -- want something done.

"I never want to see my mom like that, ever," said Takia Rodriguez. "It's something I still have in my head. When I saw it all I did was cry my eyes out."

The family said their mom was on her way to the beach when she died. She was a diabetic, and they are unsure if that could have played a role in her death.

Family members started a GoFundMe account to raise money to bring her body back to U.S. soil for her funeral. After burial expenses, the remainder of the funds will be donated to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation in Murphy's honor.

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