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Friends rally around St. Martin woman injured during high-speed chase

Friends say it's hard to see Berry go through such a tough time. (Photo source: WLOX) Friends say it's hard to see Berry go through such a tough time. (Photo source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A St. Martin woman who was severely injured in a high-speed chase is still fighting for her life.

Brittany Berry has been in intensive care since the car crash Monday night, and people across South Mississippi have showered the 22 year old with prayers, love, and encouragement.

"I just want to be with her. I know she's OK, but anything can turn at any moment," said Ashlyn Feo of her best friend, who remains hospitalized with broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, and a ruptured lung and spleen.

Authorities say Berry's car was rammed at a D'Iberville intersection a Mobile man who was fleeing from officers in a stolen truck. Feo remembers the moment she found out Berry was the driver of the battered car she saw on tv. 

"It was like, helpless. Like, you can't do nothing," said Feo. "When you see a car like that, you're like, is she even alive."

Feo, Berry, and Emilee Heinrich all graduated from St. Martin High School in 2013.

"It's hard to see such a young person almost have their life taken away through something that could have totally been prevented," said Heinrich.

Feo has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for Berry.

"She just got back from Ohio and she was trying to get a job. I mean, she has no money," said Feo. "She's a fighter. She's going to be ok, but just the process of getting there."

Friends hope Berry, who loves anything Batman, will find the strength to bounce back.

"She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Hopefully it doesn't traumatize her. Hopefully, she can heal from this and be Brittany again," said Heinrich.

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