"I can't disappoint her;" father and daughter lose mom in John R vehicle crash

A violent crash involving multiple vehicles on Tuesday killed one woman - leaving a family devastated.

"It's hard not to think about it," said Reggie Stewart.

The incident happened in the afternoon on John R and Orpington, near Big Beaver in Troy. Carmen Bounds, friend and co-parent with Stewart, was in the passenger seat on her way to her job, cleaning homes. A coworker was driving them and lost control.

Police said their vehicle was going south on John R when they swerved into the northbound lanes and hit a Jeep. Two other cars crashed into them, unable to stop. 

Bounds was pronounced dead at the scene.

"When I got the call, it was hurtful. I thought - a lot of things going through my mind, you instantly just start thinking about the good times," said Stewart.

Now, all that lies in the stead of that accident is a balloon and a few flowers - a memorial to a loving parent.

"She was a very helpful person. Always willing to give the shirt off her back and inspire a lot of people to do better she was really goal-oriented," said Stewart.

With a passion for sewing and cooking, Bounds and Stewart took care of their 5-year-old daughter Kamryn. 

"You miss mommy?" Stewart asked his daughter at the time of the interview.

Now, this single father needs help. A Gofundme has been set up

with all proceeds going to the family.

"Me and Carmen grew together - we was both new to the parenting thing and that's what keeps me going. I can't disappoint her," said Stewart.