Driver charged in N. Charleston crash that killed three dies from injuries

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)
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)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 26-year-old man who was charged in a North Charleston car accident that killed three people has died from his injuries.

Antwan D. Haskell of North Charleston passed away at Trident Medical Center on Wednesday.

According to officials with the Charleston County Coroner's Office, Haskell died from injuries he sustained in the accident that happened this past Saturday on Rivers Avenue and Remount Road.

He was charged with three counts of felony DUI involving death, one count of felony DUI involving great bodily injury and reckless homicide.

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

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

Family members say Shanecquia was two months pregnant.

'I just want to keep their memories alive'

"I couldn't do anything but collapse," said Antonia Brooks, the mother of Jasmine and Shanecquia, describing how she felt when she found out her two daughters had been killed.

"They would be the life of every party, especially my Jasmine," Antonia said. "Shanecquia was more laid back. But when they walk into the room, it's nothing but love. Jasmine could get anything started."

Shanecquia was set to graduate from Trident Tech this year.

Jasmine loved to write poems and was talking about going back to school.

"He just loved to talk to people," Annette added. "He was just a lovely person."

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

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.

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