Mother, 29, Lost Her Life While Shielding Her Twins, 5, from Being Injured in a Car Crash

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 05, 2021
08:30 P.M.

A young parent went out of her way to save her children during a car crash, but she sadly lost her life. Now two fundraisers have been created to assist the children and to pay for her funeral.


On Monday, Hillarie Galazka, 29, passed away in a car crash while driving home with her twin sons, Owen and Hunter. According to a GoFundMe fundraiser for her sons, the family was struck by a truck.

On March 1, 2021, Galazka was driving with her boys on the I-96 near Davison, Michigan, when a truck rear-ended her Saturn Ion on the entrance ramp. It’s believed the truck driver might’ve been intoxicated.

A police officer radioing in a call while wearing a face mask and gloves to protect himself from the coronavirus | Photo: Shutterstock/Aitana fotografia

A police officer radioing in a call while wearing a face mask and gloves to protect himself from the coronavirus | Photo: Shutterstock/Aitana fotografia


The fundraiser was created by Brandon Purdy, the twins’ father. The truck driver responsible for the car crash actually fled the scene after the incident leaving Galazka with fatal trauma.

Even though the two boys were in the car, they managed to survive with only minor cuts and bruises. The twins had to be taken to a hospital, where they stayed for observation overnight.

Two police officers who work as partners standing together | Photo: Shutterstock/Sean Locke Photography

Two police officers who work as partners standing together | Photo: Shutterstock/Sean Locke Photography


Purdy and someone called Morgan Wrobel are now the children’s full-time caretakers. The father of the children revealed that the fundraiser was meant to help them cover various costs.

He said the money would go to school supplies, clothes, beds, lawyer costs, trauma counseling, court fees, and more. The post also noted how the recovery process would be long for Purdy and his family.


Besides the twin boys, Purdy also stays with Wrobel’s two sons, aged 7 and 8. The fund that was meant to raise a goal of $10,000 had already accumulated $4,731 after being created on Monday.

Jodie Kelley, Galazka's mother, told WJBK that the mother had used her body to shield her children from the crash. The children shared how she opened her eyes to look at them before closing them forever.


The selfless mother ended up suffering the brunt of the impact. Kelley created a second GoFundMe account where she asked for funds so that she could give the mother of three a decent burial.

The fundraiser had exceeded the $25,000 goal after being created on Monday by raking in $26,615. Michigan State Police apprehend a 25-year-old man, who was the other car's driver involved in the crash.


The unnamed man had two prior convictions for driving on a suspended license. The speeding driver also had two local warrants out for his arrest and five current suspensions.

Police were able to locate him at a local hospital after he fled the scene. Authorities said he allegedly told them that he went to a nearby gas station and then managed to get a ride to the hospital.


Last month, a teenage boy lost his mother and was injured after a tire crashed into their vehicle. Carol Hardy, 52, was driving on US-59 near Roman Forest Blvd. in Montgomery County at around 7:15 p.m.

A Dodge truck was traveling north on the highway when its front left tire broke loose. The tire crossed into the southbound lane and struck Hardy's GMC Sierra, causing her death.

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