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A Pennsylvania mother of two tragically lost her life Saturday after an ATV carrying her and her family became submerged in a deep puddle, per PEOPLE.
According to the Lackawanna County Coroner’s Office, the woman, who has been identified as Jamie Uchic, 37, died as a result of accidental drowning. Archbald Police Chief Tim Trently says that the puddle appeared to be shallow, but was actually four or five feet deep.
NBC reports that the ATV rolled over and became completely submerged in the water. Jamie’s husband, Steve Uchic, was able to get their two children to safety, but Jamie did not make it.
The Times-Tribune adds that the incident occurred on private property through which ATV riders often travel. After the accident, Steve and the children “walked for roughly 45 minutes to get help.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up “to help Steve lessen the burdens of everyday expenses and also in helping her children that were left behind.”
The description for the fund, which has raised more than $25,500 since it was started on Monday, reads in part:
“The Uchic family is not just your ordinary family. They’re a family of love, life and all things fun! From taking something so simple and laughing with it – to finding light in any situation, they know how to enjoy one another and all things around them.”
The message continues, “Jamie was a beautiful soul. She worked in an environment where her needs were last, and others were first, always making sure to do the best she could in any given circumstance. Jamie was a wife to Steve, her other half, who loved everything about her as they were the two best friends and shared so many interests. A mother of two exceptional children, Weston & Arya, raising them to be such incredible individuals that showcase a part of Jamie within themselves. Jamie surrounded herself with great people she valued, loved and considered family.”