Fund Created to Aid Family of Chesterfield Mother Killed in Car Accident

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — The community is coming together to help the family of a Chesterfield woman killed in a weekend car crash.

Natali Castellanos-Tyler was a wife and mother of three.

Her 2-year-old daughter was in the car when Natali lost control and crashed into a tree on Genito Road. Fortunately, the child wasn’t hurt.

Natli’s husband spoke with 8News after his wife’s death.

“The biggest thing about her she made everybody smile,” Craig Tyler told 8News reporter Kristin Smith.

Through his grief, he clings to the memorable moments he spent with Natali. He also holds tight to their children, Elissa, who’s two and 13 month old Ian.

“We’ll have pictures and videos and we’ll have moments where we can share who momma was to help them rekindle those moments that they wont get,” Tyler adds.

Natali’s sister, Marcela Castellanos, spoke through tears.

“She loved them so much, always thought about them all the time. It’s just so hard to think that she’s gone,” says Castellanos.

Now the community is giving back, contributing thousands of dollars to the family through a Go Fund Me account.

The following message appears on the page:

Natalie Castellanos Tyler was killed in a  car accident today on Genito Road. She leaves behind  three children aged 9,2, and 1.  Her husband and family are devestated and will undoubtedly need help funding her funeral as her husband was a student and working part time at St. Francis Hospital.  Any assistance given to this beautiful  familly in this tragic time would be received with gratitude.

Natli and her husband were married at the courthouse. They were planning a real wedding this July. Natali had already picked out a dress for the big day.

Instead of getting married in it,  the family says she will be buried in it.

People can also donate at any Wells Fargo Branch to the Natali Castellanos-Tyler Memorial Fund

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