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She spent the last moments of her life trying to help others

Posted at 10:48 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 06:09:46-04

MASON, Ohio -- Tina Campbell spent the last moments of her life trying to help others. 

When Aaron Reed stopped at the scene of a crash Friday night near Butler Warren Road and Heritage Club Drive, Campbell was already there and calling an ambulance. She instructed him to hold the hand of one victim -- an elderly woman -- while they waited for emergency responders to arrive at the scene.

"She was doing a great job," Reed said. "Keeping everybody calm."

Then the next car hit them all.

Reed described it as "flying down the street." By the time they landed a foot apart from one another, Campbell was dead. She was 53 years old.

Campbell's family declined to speak on camera but described her as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put others first. Although he only interacted with her briefly, Reed said he believes it.

"Never even got to know her name or anything, but she was a saint," he said.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office had not released the name of the driver who struck Reed and Campbell by Monday night. Deputies said they were still investigating the circumstances behind the two crashes.