TikTok star Britney Joy, 35, dies in a car accident along with her mother Sherie Smith, 65 on June 19, 2023 in Houston, TX. Photo: Instagram/ThatGirlBritney

The internet is still reeling over the death of TikTok comedian Britney Joy and her mother Sherie Smith, 65, who died in a devastating car accident in Houston on Juneteenth.

Murphy, known as ThatGirlBritneyJoy on TikTok, rose to fame with skits about getting ready for work in the morning. Her hilarious and relatable content quickly garnered 471k
followers, brand deals, and hundreds of thousands of views on each post.

According to multiple outlets, Britney and her mother, Sherie Smith, 60, were
driving to Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas to celebrate Juneteenth when their car was hit by a truck. The crash occurred mere minutes after the 35-year-old had posted her last TikTok video.

Joy’s sister, Tiffany Smith Cofield, told local news outlet ABC13 that she’d been on her way home when she came across the scene of the crash. She instantly recognized their car, and upon hearing “a mom and daughter died,” she knew it must have been Britney and Smith.

Cofield stated, “There will never be a time when I won’t miss my mother and my sister. They were my best friends. They were everything.” She has since set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Britney and Sherie’s funeral. At the time of publication, nearly $103,000 had been raised. Services for the mother and daughter will be held in California.

To read more about this story, visit KHOU.com.

This article was written by Niya Harris, editorial intern for The Burton Wire. Follow Niya on IG @Niya.Harris.

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