Family of Tyler woman killed in collision trying to keep her memory alive

Published: May. 16, 2016 at 10:47 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2016 at 5:49 PM CDT
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Haile Beasley (Source: Facebook)
Haile Beasley (Source: Facebook)
Haile Beasley (Source: Facebook)
Haile Beasley (Source: Facebook)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler Police say an arrest has not been made in connection to a head-on collision that killed a Tyler woman.

Police say 40-year-old James Fulton is at fault for the collision which killed 20-year-old Haile Beasley.

"She was just the best; if you can imagine a perfect child, that was her," says Brian Beasley. "She was an angel and we loved her and we miss her. We'll see her again; she's looking at us right now," says Brian Beasley, Haile's father.

She was killed in a car accident on Grande in Tyler, with many words and unanswered questions left to describe what happened.

"It's hollow, it's numb; I go through being angry, sad. No one sets out to kill someone, I understand, but my daughter's dead and nothing can bring her back and if justice needs to be done, it will be; if not, then that's in somebody else's hands," says Beasley.

Friends of Haile say they are still in a state of disbelief every time they see her photos.

"Her smile, her picture... and I still, every time I see it, I'm like, I just saw her post on Facebook," says Sarah Dodson.

Through it all, they are holding on to their faith and staying strong in her memory.

"He needed her. He loaned her to us and we got twenty years; he's getting a laugh right now, because I guarantee she's making him laugh. I guarantee you," says Beasley.

Police did not request blood drawn from Fulton at the time of the crash, but they say alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

A benefit is being set up this week for Haile's family; you can find more information here:

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