TikTok sensation Britney Joy, 35, and her mother died in a car crash on their way to a Juneteenth celebration.
Tiffany Smith Cofield, Joy’s sister, stumbled upon the accident on her way home.
“It looked like her car, and everybody, when I was walking up, said a mom and daughter died, and I knew they had left and knew the only mom and daughter would be my mom and sister,” Cofield told ABC13.
According to the Houston Police Department, Joy was driving while her mother was in the passenger seat. Officers say when she entered into an intersection, her car was struck by a pickup truck, causing her car to slam into a tree. After the first impact with Joy’s car, the truck continued into the median and struck a Ford Fusion before flipping upside down.
Joy and her mother died on the scene. The pickup driver only sustained minor injuries. It was determined the truck driver was not impaired. The driver of the Ford Fusion was not injured.
Currently, the investigation is ongoing.
Remembering Britney Joy
Britney Joy, known as @ThatGirlBritneyJoy on TikTok, was among the many Black women on the app who bring smiles to their followers. Joy became an internet star with her viral and very relatable “GRWM 9-5” parodies. She had over 400k TikTok followers.
Britney Joy Posted The Morning of Crash
Joy’s last post came just hours before the fatal car crash.
Fans flooded the comment section with their condolences.
GoFundMe for Services
Joy’s sister created a GoFundMe to help with expenses following her family member’s deaths. The family wants to return both bodies to California for burial.
“My mom and sister were tragically taken away from us way too soon in an accident involving a reckless driver in Houston,” Cofield wrote when she launched the online fundraiser through GoFundMe. “This was just as my sister, beloved TikToker Brittany Joy, began rising up in fame for her 9-5 videos that hit the Internet by storm. Everyone related to her stories and those of her characters.”
Cofield’s GoFundMe has raised more than $99K in donations from more than five thousand donors.