PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — The family of a young mother who was one of 5 people killed in a fiery crash in Putnam County is now trying to raise money for her funeral.

Zaleigh Brooks, 23, was riding in a car with 22-year-old Hailey Hayes and her children, 8-month-old Tucker Hudspeth and 3-year-old Bentley Barlow, when Hayes’ Honda Civic plowed into a car head-on on Highway 441 early Tuesday morning. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Hayes was driving southbound in the northbound lanes.


All four people in Hayes’ car were killed. The driver in the other vehicle, 44-year-old Mayla Dostie, was also killed.

It’s unclear why Hayes was driving the wrong way.

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Brooks’ family has now set up a GoFundMe to help pay for her funeral expenses. According to her sister, Caitlin Hudspeth, Brooks was the mother to two young boys.

“She was the bright light in the room, the uplifting spirit everyone needed and the best Mama to her boys. She will be missed beyond measure,” Hudspeth wrote.

You can donate to the GoFundMe HERE.

A GoFundMe for the Hayes family can be found HERE.