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Woman loses husband and daughter in crash

Posted at 6:00 AM, Dec 02, 2015
The sole survivor of a crash that killed her only child and a Nevada deputy is speaking out to Action News.
 
"My husband was bent over, and after so long I noticed he was not breathing," said 32-year-old Shelly Harter. 
 
Deputy Michael Harter, 29, and his step-daughter, Haley Lynn Page, 9, were both killed.  
 
The crash happened the day before Thanksgiving on State Route 318 in Nye County. There was slush on the road and the family's car veered in front of an 18-wheeler, Harter said.
 
"My legs were stuck," she said. "My daughter was crying and she was trying to breathe and all I could hear was wheezing."
 
Harter has broken bones and fractures from head to toe. 
 
In her hospital bed at University Medical Center, she remembered the sweet spirit of her daughter Haley. 
 
"She loved the Lord very much, loved her animals, and she loved playing sports," said Harter.  
 
Harter's husband Michael was a Eureka County Deputy Sheriff and a Marine who had done two tours in Iraq.  
 
"He always wanted to help the community, and make it a better place where we lived," said Harter, "he was only a police officer for four years and he was looking forward to many more years to come."
 
A group of Las Vegas police officer wives have set up a memorial fundraiser account for Harter to cover expenses as she heals. The account can be found here.
 
"I feel like God left me alive for a reason," she said.