'My mom is a hero': Woman killed after helping driver on I-71 remembered

Sherran Lancaster pictured with son (photo provided by family)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman who died after helping another driver on I-71 is being remembered.

Sherran Lancaster, 50, died Sunday - almost two weeks after the crash July 30.

It happened on I-71 northbound near 5th Avenue in Columbus. A vehicle was disabled in the left lane and several other drivers stopped to assist. Police said that is when another driver struck one or more of the vehicles that stopped, which resulted in other vehicles and people being hit.

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Lancaster's family told 10TV she was the type of person who would give her heart if she could.

"She did what she would normally do in a situation like that. She sees someone in need, she would help," said her daughter, Shenecia Lancaster.

Police are still investigating the crash. So far, no charges are filed.

Lancaster's children said the only thing that keeps them going is knowing their mom died the way she lived: helping others.

"My mom is a hero in a sense, one way or another," said her son, Douglas Benniefield.

Shenecia Lancaster added, "Her life didn't go unnoticed. She did a good deed. She died helping someone else."

There is a GoFundMe set up to help pay for Lancaster's funeral. We are told it was her dying wish to be buried with family in Richmond, Virginia.

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