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Anna Duggar's 22-Year-Old Sister-In-Law Passes Away In Freak Car Accident

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How Did Rebecca Waller Die? Anna Duggar's Sister-In-Law Passes Away In Freak Car Accident

Whether you’re a fan of reality television or not, the Duggar family has been part of our lives for over 10 years. From the birth of Michelle and Jim Bob’s last child, Josh sexually abusing his sisters, and their pretty unsavory rules for dating, we’ve seen it all with the the Duggar family.

But the family has also dealt with their fair share of loss and heartbreak with the Duggar family matriarch, Mary Duggar, passing away in June from an accidental drowning. Unfortunately, it’s not the only time the family has experienced grief.

On October 2, a family member of Anna Duggar, wife of Josh Duggar, passed away quite tragically. How did Rebecca Waller die?

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Waller, 22, was the sister-in-law of Anna’s sister, Priscilla, who is married to David Waller. David is Rebecca Waller’s brother. 

According to a local news report on The Patch, Waller was involved in a car crash on Highway 55 in Minnesota. While Waller was crossing oncoming traffic, a red pickup truck smashed into her car, followed by a semi-truck that also hit her car. The driver of the pickup truck was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the semi-truck driver was uninjured. Waller passed away at the scene.

David made a post on his blog in memory of his sister:

“Rebecca lived a very full life packing every minute with meaningful activity... Over the past several years, David and Rebecca shared many work hours in the ministry where David works. She was his secretary and helped run many conferences from little known capacities behind the scenes and in the office... Our children were blessed with Rebecca’s love and kindness through her many hours of babysitting, coming over for special days or events, or attending church with our family over the past few years.”

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He also made a heartbreaking Instagram post.


A post shared by DavidnCil Waller (@davidncil) on Oct 2, 2019 at 7:29pm PDT

“With heavy hearts, we received a phone call today that David’s youngest sister, Rebecca went home to heaven today, October 2, at around 8:30am. The twenty-two years of life that God gave us with her seem so short, but in light of eternity all of our lives are short. The most important thing is a relationship with Jesus Christ that Rebecca evidenced by the fruit of her life.

She is in heaven today, not because she was a good person, but because she trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior. The instant her car was struck, she passed from earth to heaven and is in the presence of the Lord,” he wrote.

Anna Duggar expressed her grief on both Instagram and Twitter. Her sister-in-law, Jill Duggar Dillard, also reached out to give her condolences.

Along with the untimely death of Waller and Mary Duggar, Joy-Anna also suffered a miscarriage in July and Lauren Swanson, who is married to Josiah Duggar, also lost their baby

With a family whose bond is so close, there's no doubt it will help during this time of healing.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.