*Aspiring singer and mother, Gilani Taylor, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21 after battling severe injuries from a fiery car crash that killed her 9-year-old daughter, Jayla. Gilani was 27.
At the beginning of October, Taylor and daughter Jayla were on their way to a church function, traveling on the 101 freeway near Las Virgenes Rd. in Southern California when their car spun out of control after a white SUVcut Taylor off. Taylor reacted by swerving into the center divider and lost control of her car, which slid sideways through lanes of traffic, hit a big rig and burst into flames, according to CHP and media reports.
Daughter Jayla Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. Gilani Taylor was hospitalized with burns over 80 percent of her body.
She is survived by her husband Rodney Taylor and their 4-year-old daughter, Amina.
A website called ReflectionsofaQueen.com asks that you please visit JaylaTaylor.com to learn where to send financial support to the family to help cover Gilani’s memorial service expenses and any medical bills. Please also keep Gilani’s dream alive of releasing her album “Take a Picture.” She was in the process of raising the funds to do so before the accident. To contribute to the fund, that was set up before the accident click here Gilani Taylor Debut Album Fundraiser Her single “For You” can be purchased through iTunes by clicking here Gilani Taylor Single “For You”