In a video she posted on Facebook, 21-year-old Tori Potter giggles with delight as she watches her 10-week-old son sniffing and trying to sneeze.
"OMG! Lol," Potter wrote. "He was trying to sneeze but couldn't get it out! Bahahaha. Funniest thing ever. Ignore my squeaky laugh."
The 1 1/2 -minute video was Potter's last status update.
The next day the Astor woman and her baby, Terry William Peterson, were killed in a collision with a dump truck on State Road 40 while Potter headed to a job interview at a day-care center in DeLand. Today, the two will be mourned during funeral services at First Baptist Church in Eustis.
"Such a sweet and loving video to be remembered by," one of Potter's Facebook friends posted the day of the crash.
Dump-truck driver James Searls, 62, was westbound Thursday on S.R. 40 in Volusia County when he crossed into the other lane and struck Potter's 1994 Ford Explorer head-on. Potter and Terry were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Terry was in a child-restraint seat, but it was unknown if Potter was wearing a seat belt. Trooper Wanda Diaz said Monday why Searls crossed into the center lane remains unknown.
Although she had been a stay-at-home mom since Terry's birth in June, Potter was ready to get back to work. On Wednesday, before she put up the video of Terry sneezing, she posted on Facebook, "I need a job ASAP."
That resulted in several suggestions, including the day-care possibility. Potter, who was born in Altamonte Springs and graduated from Umatilla High School in 2011, previously worked as a waitress and babysitter.
Potter's Facebook page is filled with videos and photos of Terry and his father, Chad Peterson, 22. She and Peterson, who were together for almost two years, were planning to get married next month.
"We miss them a lot," said Danielle Dubberly, 28, Peterson's sister. "We're hanging in there."
Potter talked about becoming a teacher one day, Dubberly said.
"She loved being around kids," she said. "She was a really great mom."
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