Friends and family mourn loved ones killed in accident
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Loved ones gathered to remember the lives lost during a somber ceremony, days after a devastating crash.
Mourners lit candles and held hands in prayer as they grieved the death of a mother and two young lives, Sunday.
It was a somber night in Pompano Beach as friends and family gathered to mourn the loss of 37-year-old Nadege Theodore, her 15-year-old daughter Lyn and 16-year-old nephew Guivens Daverman. "He was a very close friend of mine," said Steven Nesbitt, "and for me to lose him, it's hard on me and as his family, and I will miss him a lot."
The family was killed Wednesday night when their sport utility vehicle plunged into a canal in Deerfield Beach.
They were traveling on Interstate 95 when their vehicle crashed into two other cars. The impact sent their SUV into the water. "I feel that these children are my children," said Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools Robert Runcie. "They are my students, we care deeply about them and families, it's a huge loss for all of us. These are great students, they had huge potential."
The teens were sophomores at Blanche Ely High School. They were supposed to return to school this week. Instead, their friends are now grieving. "These kids are running around here, living their daily lives," said Joe Joseph, "doing what they do daily, but we all need to understand that we can go any moment, and we don't have time."
Sandalie Jean-Baptiste, 20, a fourth person who was in the car, survived the accident but died sometime Sunday night after spending days in critical condition in the hospital.
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