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Driver charged in death of sisters, man in N. Charleston accident

Authorities investigating fatal accident in North Charleston that took the lives of 3 people. (Source: Live 5 News) Authorities investigating fatal accident in North Charleston that took the lives of 3 people. (Source: Live 5 News)
Shanecquia Brooks and Jasmine Brooks. (Picture provided) Shanecquia Brooks and Jasmine Brooks. (Picture provided)
Three people have died in a crash early Saturday morning in North Charleston, police have confirmed. (Source: Matt Gladwell) Three people have died in a crash early Saturday morning in North Charleston, police have confirmed. (Source: Matt Gladwell)
Haskell (Source: CCDC) Haskell (Source: CCDC)
Three people have died in a crash early Saturday morning in North Charleston, police have confirmed. (Source: Matt Gladwell) Three people have died in a crash early Saturday morning in North Charleston, police have confirmed. (Source: Matt Gladwell)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities have charged a man for an accident that took the lives of two sisters and a man in North Charleston. 

Police charged 26-year-old Antwan D. Haskell of North Charleston with three counts of felony DUI involving death, one count of felony DUI involving great bodily injury and reckless homicide.

Haskell remains hospitalized following the two-car accident that happened this past weekend. 

Two sisters, 31-year-old Shanecquia Brooks of Goose Creek and 26-year-old Jasmine Brooks of Charleston, died in the accident.

Shanecquia's fiance, 25-year-old Jaivon Pelzer of Goose Creek, was also killed. 

A report released on Monday states that officers responded on Saturday at 2:50 a.m. for a fatal car accident on Rivers Avenue and Remount Road. 

Witnesses reported that the driver of the Camaro, identified as Haskell, was seen drinking before driving his car. According to a police report, the driver was found to have cocaine in his possession. 

Witnesses also told officers that the suspect was seen travelling at a high rate of speed on Rivers Avenue, and disregarded the red light on Rivers Avenue and Remount Road. 

Responding officers reported that when they got to the scene the three people in the other vehicle, a Chevy Impala, were already deceased because of the collision, and the passenger in the suspect vehicle was suffering from "great bodily injury." 

The suspect was transported to the hospital for injuries he sustained. 

NCPD officials say hospital staff informed arriving officers that 5.2 grams of green plant-like material was retrieved from the passenger of the suspect's vehicle. 

Investigators also reported collecting a white powder substance that weighed 11 grams. 

'They never knew going through that light what was happening' 

Latasha Bussey says she, Shanecquia "Shay" Brooks and Jasmine Brooks had been out the previous night to spend time with one another because they were all so close. 

"They were very, very close knit," said Bussey, who was Jasmine's girlfriend. "And it was something their grandmama had stored in them." 

Bussey says Jasmine and Shay were very similar and lit up a room whenever they walked in.

According to Shay's mother, Shay was two months pregnant. She and Jaivon Pelzer also leave behind a 2-year-old girl.  

"I saw her mom holding the phone, saying, 'My girls, my girls, my girls!'" Bussey said. "My heart goes out to her momma. She loved her mom and her dad."

Family and friends are grieving the loss of all the lives that have been taken too soon. 

"They never knew going through that light what was happening," Bussey said. 

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