Daughter of BK Racing crew chief Joe Williams killed in car crash

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Stephanie Rembert, the daughter of BK Racing crew chief Joe Williams, was killed in “freak car crash” Saturday afternoon, team officials confirmed to NASCAR Talk Sunday.

Williams is the crew chief for the No. 23 Sprint Cup Toyota driven by Jeb Burton, and previously was crew chief for J.J. Yeley.

The crash reportedly occurred outside Asheboro, North Carolina in unincorporated Randolph County. When contacted Sunday evening, Randolph County Sheriff’s officials refused to give any information on the crash to NASCAR Talk.

Team officials could also get very little information from authorities, but did learn Rembert was in a vehicle with her two children, nine-year-old Jamie and six-year-old Frankie, when it was involved in a crash.

Rembert, who was believed to be in her mid-to-late 20s, was reportedly airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she passed away. Her children were also transported to a hospital but suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a team official.

“Obviously, everyone is in shock,” team spokesman Kate Fegley told NASCAR Talk. “It’s so close to the holidays. They’re just overwhelmed with everything that’s happened.

“It’s a very difficult time but we’ve had overwhelming support from the NASCAR family and community.”

Funeral arrangements for Rembert, who was a nurse at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, are pending.

A GoFund Me page has been established to help with funeral costs and for her surviving children.

Contributing: Daniel McFadin

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