Family remembers mother, five kids who died after semi rear-ends their car

July 6, 2021

TONOPAH, AZ – Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers say a sixth person has died after a tractor-trailer hit a car, which burst into flames west of Tonopah along Interstate 10 Friday, July 2nd, 2021.

Delbridge said witnesses told their family that the Michigan native was changing a friend’s flat tire on the side of I-10 when the semi, DPS said for an unknown reason, rear-ended both cars. The mom and her five kids age ranging from 17 to 5 years old all died in the fiery crash. “They were too young, they were too young for this to happen in such a tragic way to them,” said Delbridge.

The truck driver kept going and hit an SUV. A young mother and her four children were inside and they were all taken to Valley hospitals with serious injuries, Graves said.

“Its heartbreaking, you know,” said Kwame Delbridge, Natisha Moffett’s brother. “I was supposed to be there.”

Delbridge said he was supposed to go on the California trip with them but decided not to at the last minute. It was his birthday on Friday, July 2 and three hours before the crash he had one last FaceTime with his older sister and his nephews and niece. “They were all excited on facetime video, I’m going to remember that call for the rest of my life,” said Delbridge. With DPS still investigating if impairment or speed were factors, Delbridge and his family are demanding answers. “I don’t understand how in broad daylight,” said Delbridge. “You can hit two cars, someone is going to have to explain this to me.”

Tonight, the family is asking for your help in sending Natisha and her five kids back to Michigan for a proper burial. “Anything helps, we are just trying to get them home where they belong,” said Delbridge. If you would like to help, click here.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this crash.  Our best wishes for swift and full recoveries for the injured.

Source: 3TV/CBS 5