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Family, friends struggle with grief after death of young mother, daughter

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Hundreds of people gathered to show support for a family during a difficult time on Sunday after a young mother and her 7-year-old child were killed by a wrong way driver.

"From reading what happened, I mean, it pretty much could happen to anybody," family member Orlando Gonzalez said, voice trembling.

Officials said a car traveling in Monroe County collided head-on with Monserrat Godinez and her daughter, Alani.

"They had an incredible bond," sister-in-law Carina Godinez said. "They were inseparable."

Right now, family members are finding it hard to move on from this.

But they said their legacy will live on.

"One minute you're there and next minute you're gone," Orlando said.

Right now they're in the process of making funeral plans. 11Alive will provide the location and the time of the funeral as that information comes available. A GoFundMe account to help cover expenses has been set up as well.

11Alive contributed to this story. 

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