Just a few minutes south of Moncks Corner on US 52, you will find the intersection of Rivers Avenue and Remount Road in North Charleston. Traffic lights hang over the streets in all directions there.
A man at the wheel of a speeding car recently ignored those lights. The 26-year-old drove his Camaro at "a high rate of speed" along Rivers Avenue, ignored the red light and slammed into a car in the intersection. By the time police officers arrived, three people in the other vehicle had already died from their massive injuries.
A passenger in the Camaro had sustained "great bodily injury," according to news reports.
Two of the people killed in the violent collision were sisters. "They were very, very close knit," said a friend of the pair. One of the sisters was 31 years old and lived in Goose Creek. Her younger sister was just 26 and lived in Charleston.
The older sister's fiancé, a 25-year-old Goose Creek resident, was also killed in the wreck.
The couple leaves behind a little two-year-old girl. They were also expecting a second child, a news outlet stated.
Law enforcement officials said in a police report that the driver of the Camaro was in possession of cocaine. His passenger had in his possession what appeared to be more than 5 grams of a "green plant-like material."
Police investigators also found a white powder in the vehicle that weighed 11 grams.
The family and friends of the sisters and young man killed are all grieving their losses. They will also have to comfort and raise the little girl who has lost both of her parents.
We wish them the best in the difficult days ahead.
No amount of money can bring the dead back, of course. But few would argue that in cases like this one, that survivors are not entitled to justice and compensation.