A South Carolina mother lost four of her children in a fatal car accident in Greenville County on Friday, Dec. 7.
“They taught me how to live, but never taught me how to live without them. This dream is so unreal,” Jackie Brown wrote in a Facebook post. “Mommy love ya’ll always and forever don’t forget it.”
Brown, who currently resides in Travelers Rest, S.C., after moving from New Jersey, “lost everything” when a car crash led to the death of her four children.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis told WSPA that the driver who appears to be the father of one of the sons, 27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison, veered off the right side of the road and struck several trees. Arnez Yaron Jamison Jr., 4, Robbiana Evans, 6, and Jamire Halley, 8, were instantly killed in the crash. The fourth child Ar’mani Jamison, 2, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but later succumbed to her injuries on Sunday.
The coroner’s office said the three children who died in the crash died from blunt force trauma.
Investigators couldn’t confirm whether the children were wearing seat belts amid the accident but believe the 2-year-old was wearing one.
Jamison, the driver, has been charged with four counts of felony DUI resulting in death, driving under suspension, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and child endangerment, Greenville News reports. He was hospitalized after the accident before being released to be booked into jail, where he remained without bond after a court appearance Tuesday.
“Those children were her strength. She lost everything. She lost everything,” Brown’s co-worker Crystal Griffith said. “She’s not taking it well. … These children were this lady’s life.”
Brown’s colleagues at Taco Bell and KFC created a GoFundMe Page for the mother as she mourns the losses of her children. The fund raised a total of $45,000 as of Tuesday morning.