MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee mother is devastated after learning her daughter was left to die by the side of the road.
"I'm angry, I'm hurt, I'm heartbroken and I can never undo this pain," Shonda Rushing said.
She said her close-knit family can't believe 23-year-old Savanna Scott isn't coming back.
"She's gone. They took her from me and they left her to die by herself," Rushing said.
Rushing said her daughter was her best friend and a great friend to those around her.
"She was funny, full of life. Always cracking jokes, always laughing. She had a beautiful smile," Rushing said.
Intuition alerted Rushing that something wasn't right when she didn't hear from her daughter on Sunday.
"I called every hospital under her name, under Jane Doe," she said.
It was 19 hours between the time Savanna died and the time her family learned what happened.
"That's when the officer broke it down to me. That they were going extremely fast and they hit another car. She was ejected and they hit the pole and the pole fell on her," Rushing said.
The car she was in took off. Police later found the people inside and took them into custody.
Rushing said the driver was a close friend, like a sister.
"It hurts me double time to know that this is somebody I loved that did this to my daughter, my child," she said. "You left her there."
Savanna leaves behind three kids of her own. She was finishing a masters degree in childcare administration. Her family said Savanna was beautiful inside and out.