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Mother Speaks After Child Dies in Prince George's County Car Crash



    Mother Speaks After Child Dies in Maryland Crash

    A mother speaks for the first time after a car crash last month that killed her 9-year-old daughter. News4's Shomari Stone speaks with Rachell Brown about what is helping her heal. (Published Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015)

    A Prince George's County mother is speaking for the first time after her young daughter was killed last month in a violent car crash in Clinton, Maryland.

    Daichell Brown, 9, died Monday, Nov. 2 after an accident at an intersection neighbors told News4 is dangerous. Her mother, Rachell Brown, was trying to make a left turn from Woodyard Road onto Canberra Drive when her BMW slammed into another car and flipped, police said.

    "I don't know where we were hit. I didn't see a car coming. I didn't see lights," Brown told News4 a little more than a month after her daughter's death.

    Medics tried to revive little Daichell, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    "When I held her hand and I looked into her eyes, I knew she wasn't there and it hurt so bad," Brown said. "No mother should have to go throughout that."

    On Wednesday night she played a cellphone video of her daughter singing a song called "The Beauty of Pain." Brown said her faith is helping her heal.

    "I believe in Jesus, and he's been my comforter," she said. "He's been comforting me and my family throughout this whole tragedy."

    The Brown family hung photos of Daichell, an angel and Christmas ornaments near the intersection where the crash occurred. They encourage people to hang their own ornaments to pay tribute to the child.