8-year-old girl fights for her life, family asks for prayers

- A devastating car crash in Henry County sent an entire family to the hospital and now they are asking for prayers as a young girl fights for her life.

It happened Thursday on Interstate 75 northbound. The Williamson family was headed home back to Kentucky after spending a few days in Florida.

"Traffic came to a dead stop and I didn't know what to do so I pulled my truck to median, but then I overcorrected and we flipped 3-4 times," mother Miranda Williamson said.

Williamson's two daughters, 10-year-old Jadyn and 8-year-old Jacie, were both ejected from the vehicle.

"I was stuck inside, but somehow my husband managed to get out," Williamson said. "All I kept asking was how my girls were doing, how my husband was and if I had hurt anyone else."

No one else was injured in the crash, but the Williamson family was taken to various hospitals. Doctors have since discharged Miranda, her husband and Jadyn, but as for Jacie she is fighting for her life.

"She's on life support," Willimason said. She has multiple skull fractures, a collapsed lung, a punctured lung, the list goes on."

In the midst of a horrific time in her life, Williamson told FOX 5 News it is the outpouring of love and support on social media that's getting her through.

"Our swim team in Kentucky made posters, prayed together and sent us photos," Williamson said. "People have reached out from not only across the country, but from all over the world. Parents are sending me videos of their kids adding Jacie to their nighttime prayer list. I'm witnessing something beautiful. It's giving me hope."

A Go Fund Me page has been started to help the family with Jacie's medical costs: gofundme.com/help-josh-and-miranda

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