A GRANDMOTHER has spoken out as she mourns the death of her five grandchildren who lost their lives in a horrific accident.
The love Roxie Holmes expressed as she described her grandchildren, ages 12 to 19, just days after their deaths in a Mississippi car accident, has been described as the only emotion stronger than their grief.
It was just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when a car went off a road, struck a bridge and plunged into a creek, the Panola County Sheriff’s Department said.
A representative from a nearby county who was off duty reportedly stopped at the roadside when he saw the 14-year-old waving for help, as Mi’Kera Webster was the only one who made it to the road.
“When I got onto the bridge, I saw a lot more debris. And before I got off the bridge, a young lady came over on the passenger side, which is the driver’s side of my vehicle,” Grenada County Deputy Sheriff Billy Moore told WREG News.
He said, “I asked her what was going on and she said, ‘My family… my family.’ And I said, “Where’s your family?” And she said, “In the ditch.”
“So I parked and got out and went into the ditch and looked over and I didn’t see anything, and she said, ‘No, they’re underwater over the bridge.'”
The children’s grandmother told the news outlet that her eldest granddaughter was taking the others home when the accident happened and the 19-year-old is one of the five children who didn’t make it.
Though Moore is the only person who stopped when he saw the teenager waving cars for help, he says he’s no hero.
“This young lady, she’s the hero,” he explained.
“From what I heard she was on the roof of the vehicle trying to save her family. She is the heroine.”
The other grandchildren who died in the crash were between 12 and 15 years old.
“They called us again and told me it was my granddaughter,” Holmes said.
“They had hit the bridge, and oh my god. I couldn’t properly. I couldn’t come properly,” added the grieving grandmother.
“I can’t believe they’re gone,” she added.
The grandmother is extremely grateful that her only surviving granddaughter made it through the terrible crash alive.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7714043/grandmother-breaks-silence-death-kids-car-crash/ Grandmother breaks the silence after the deaths of five children, ages 7 to 18, in a horrifying car crash