SEYMOUR, Ind. (WHAS11) – They were hoping for a safe return.
“She wouldn't leave me or my brothers at all. If she was leaving she would tell us, but I don't think she would ever leave us,” Brooklyn Reed, Nikki Reed’s daughter, said.
On Tuesday, a family on edge got the news they've been dreading.
“As soon as I heard that she was not here, I knew something was wrong,” Kristie Bevers, best friend, said.
WHAS11 News has now learned a mother of three missing since this weekend was killed in a car crash in Jennings County, Indiana. We talked to them while they were still searching for answers.
“We want her to come home. We're not mad at her, we just want her to be safe,” Brooklyn said.
Brooklyn says she was the last one to talk to her mom, Nikki on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.
“She had me go to Walmart to get a cake for my little brother and she told me to call her before I went so I called her and she said everything was fine. She said she was in Kentucky so I didn't think anything of it. So I went in and she said to call her when I came back out so I went to call her and she didn't answer her phone,” Brooklyn said.
Brooklyn says her mom had left early Friday morning to pick up her boyfriend Kevin Bell in Dover, Pennsylvania. But she promised to be home by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday for her youngest son's birthday party. Her best friend Kristie Bevers says Nikki called her Saturday morning but she missed the call.
“It bothers me because I could've talked to her. I could've heard her voice one more time,” Bevers said.
Indiana State Police say they were actively searching for Nikki and are now confirming she was killed in a car accident, police saying the car was found in an embankment in the woods.
Reed's family is now in shock and are trying to piece together exactly what happened.
ISP says Nikki's boyfriend, Kevin Bell, did survive the crash. He was taken to the hospital. Police say this investigation is still ongoing.