Updated at 6:35 p.m.
Funeral arraignments have been made for two young mothers from York County killed in a crash in Perry County over the weekend.
According to her obituary, a memorial service for family and friends of Jasmine "Jas" M. Burns, 21, will be held at 1 Dexter Drive in Lower Windsor Township at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Cremation and burial services will be private.
A viewing for Jessica Bennett, 22, will be held at the Family Worship Center, 865 Broadway in Red Lion, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A celebration of life will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Thursday, according to her obituary.
As she walked into her daughter's apartment Sunday, knowing she'd never
She was there to get toy cars for her 1½-year-old grandson, who has been asking for his mother, Jessica Bennett.
"Michael already misses his mom," she said.
A similar story was told by Jasmine Burns' friends and family.
At 2 ½ years old, Raya is too young to understand that her mother passed away, said Kayla Leahy, a close friend of Burns and aunt to Raya.
"She still wants Mommy to give her supper," Leahy said.
Both Windsor residents and friends, Bennett, 22, and Burns, 21, were killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon in Perry County.
State police said the crash happened on Route 11/15 in Watts Township.
A pickup truck driven by 69-year-old Duncannon resident Stella Burgard was headed north when it crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the car used by the young women, according to Trooper Adam Reed.
Bungard was pronounced dead at the scene, and Bennett, the car's driver, and Burns, the passenger, also died.
Rustee Furst, Bennett's fiance, was following the young women at the time of the accident.
"I saw everything," he said. "It was like watching someone else's nightmare. It all happened less than 100 feet away from me."
Furst choked back tears as he explained what he and Bennett's sons - Michael and Alaric, 1 month - have lost.
"She was a wonderful mom, a wonderful person. She was a great mother and a great fiancee," he said. "She always did her best. She was a really good woman and didn't deserve this at all."
Bennett was a 2008 graduate of Hempfield High School in Landisville, Lancaster County, and loved life, according to her family.
"She was bubbly. She loved both of her baby boys, and they will know that growing up. They will know how much their mother loved them," Werts said.
Her daughter also enjoyed spending time with Burns, she said.
"They were so close, and they're both going to be missed by a lot of people," Werts said.
Mary Burns sobbed as she explained her daughter, who graduated from Eastern York High School in 2009, was full of life.
She said she named her Jasmine because it is the "flower of life," and that flower "explains her and how she was in love with life," she said.
Jasmine Burns' aunt Tina Horst described her niece as "a beautiful girl." "She always had a smile on her face. She loved listening to music and taking her daughter everywhere. She was a great mom," she said. "She was always ready to conquer the world."
Leahy also remembered Jasmine Burns as a great mom and someone who reached her goals.
"She did everything for her daughter. She gave her everything she could," she said.
Leahy knew Bennett as well and said she, too, was a good mother.
"(Bennett) loved her two little boys and always attended to family," she said.
Friends and family are still in shock, Leahy said, as they await funeral arrangements that haven't been finalized.
"I still can't believe it. It's so hard to accept this happened and they're gone."
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