Surviving woman from double fatal I-75 crash shares her story

Loved ones are remembering two women killed one week ago in a horrible crash on I-75.

They had pulled over to the side of the freeway when another vehicle slammed into them. The only surviving victim who lost her cousin and grandmother is sharing her story.

"Thanks to the truck driver that did what he did because it probably could have been a lot worse," said Shanae Jenkins, who survived the crash.

Shanae Jenkins doesn't remember much from the accident.

"We got a flat tire on I-75, we pulled over on the shoulder," she said. "My grandma and I were in the middle calling AAA and I don't remember anything after that."

Jenkins woke up in the hospital with a broken collarbone, her mother was there to tell her that her grandmother 75-year-old Brenda Chambers, and cousin, 19-year-old Jona'e Cannon, did not survive.

"I try not to think about it because it just hurts," she said. "They were such good people. They were always in such high spirits."

A week later, more than 100 people gather to mourn and remember.

"They will be truly missed, they were angels of God," said Deborah Tarver, the daughter and aunt of the victims. "And the Lord knows best so he called them home."

The accident happened Last week on Tuesday on I-75. Michigan State Police say a driver of a Ford pickup may have been having a medical episode when he started driving erratically, hitting the three women, then continuing on for another quarter mile before coming to a stop. He is seen walking to an ambulance after the crash.

The driver's medical condition has not been released and charges are pending with the investigation ongoing.

Shayla Christian, cousin and granddaughter of victims

"We've been really going through it and I'm going to miss them," said Shayla Christian, cousin and granddaughter of the victims.

The family is also saying thank you to some good Samaritans, like the driver of the semi-truck who blocked traffic and the 20 or so people who pulled over to help until emergency responders arrived.

"I just want to say thank you for helping me," said Jenkins.

Shanae believes she may not be here now, if it weren't for their help.

"Thank you to the truck driver who did what he did because it could have been a lot worse if he didn't," she said.

The family is asking for help paying for funeral, CLICK HERE for the family's GoFundMe.
 


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