Fatal Crash Site Photo Goes Viral, Viewers Stunned By What’s In Background

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Fatal Crash Site Photo Goes Viral, Viewers Stunned By What’s In Background

On April 25, Hannah Simmons, 23, her nine-month-old daughter A’lannah, and her best friend Lauren Buteau, 28, were killed in a fatal car crash. As their families continue to grieve, one photo from the site of the fatal accident has gone viral. Viewers have been left stunned by what they see in the background of the picture.

Simmons lost control of her Subaru Legacy on that fateful day last month and hit another vehicle, causing the deaths of the three girls from Gainesville, Georgia, and creating a massive traffic jam. Because of the accident, Anisa Gannon, who was also on the road that day, found herself stranded as she drove to work.

Lauren Buteau (left), Hannah Simmons (center), and Hannah’s cousin Paige Wilson (right)

To prove to her boss that her reason for being late to work was legitimate, Gannon snapped a photo of the car crash ahead of her, but she captured a lot more than she originally expected.

The photo shows a ray of light beaming down on the crash scene as two lighter patches appear to fly up out of the wreck. The families of the victims say the picture has given them hope. [Source: Daily Mail]

“I don’t believe in coincidences, especially the two ‘lights’ inside that bigger light,” said Gannon’s aunt, Tara Noble. “It brought the families peace, whether it’s a glare or not. It’s indescribable, basically, and it does look like them leaving.”

In order to prove to her boss that the traffic jam resulting from a car crash had made her late to work, Anisa Gannon snapped the above photo. Unbeknownst to her at the time, the picture captured a ray of light beaming down on the crash site as two lighter patches appear to be flying up out of the wreck.

Moved by the photograph her niece had taken, Noble tracked down Simmons’ mother, Judy, to ensure she was given the “gift” of seeing her daughter and grandchild ascend into Heaven. “That picture was taken for a reason — to give me sanity,” said Judy. “Hannah was also my best friend, and she’s looking down from heaven now.”

Buteau also had a daughter, Aniyah, 5, who lives with Buteau’s aunt, Jodi Carter. Recalling the night of the accident, Carter said she had just returned home from the hospital when she received the picture in a text from her son.

“I opened the photo and my mouth hung wide open. It took my breath away,” she said. “I was in pretty bad shape, but now I know where she is.” [Source: TODAY]

Sometimes, we are blessed with the opportunity to say goodbye to our loved ones before it is too late, and sometimes, life is cut short by an unsuspected accident like the one Hannah, A’lannah, and Lauren suffered. The three girls seemingly found a way to bid farewell from Heaven, though, which has served as a bit of much-needed comfort for their families in the days following their deaths.