She was a daughter, a big sister, a wife and a mother.
This is how family members describe Christina Chihuahua Smith, 30, of Thomasville, who was killed in a Saturday traffic incident in Thomas County.
“She was a loving mother and wife,” brother Eric Calixtro Chihuahua told the Times-Enterprise Monday. “Me and my siblings want to say that she was a great big sister and a good daughter to our parents.”
Trooper First Class Will West, of Georgia State Patrol Post 12 Thomasville, said the one-vehicle incident occurred on Dillon Road, between Airport and Lawhorne roads, headed out of town.
The call was received at 10:05 p.m. Saturday and involved in the incident was Smith, the passenger, and her husband Nathan Morley Smith, also 30, who was the driver.
“There were no obvious signs of any reason why it crashed other than the vehicle ran off the roadway on the left side,” West said. “Once it got off the road, it went sideways and began to overturn. As it rolled over, both the passenger and the driver were ejected from the vehicle.
“The vehicle, a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero, rolled over multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The trooper said seatbelts were not worn and the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, or SCRT, was called to the scene to aid in the investigation.
The investigation into the cause of the incident is still ongoing and charges are pending further investigation, West said.
Nathan Smith was listed in serious condition at Archbold Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, according to a hospital marketing and public relations representative.
Christina Chihuahua Smith, the daughter of Sebastian Alvarez Chihuahua and wife Cynthia and Dennice Simpson Dinkins and husband Keith, was a 1999 graduate of Thomas County Central High School and a mother to one child, according to her obituary.
She was the sister of U.S. Army Specialist Shannon Chihuahua, a medic who was killed in 2010 while tending to injured soldiers and serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Services for Smith are 3 p.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and interment will be in Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Allen & Allen Funeral Home.