PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Witnesses said they saw the driver of an SUV run a red light and slam into a car on Oaklawn Boulevard in Hopewell Tuesday.
Now 96-year-old Ellen Jones is preparing to bury two of her daughters who were killed in the wreck.
Jones’ large family are doing their best to comfort her as they come to grips with the gravity of the loss.
“We can’t fathom what she’s going through right now,” Nichole Seawood, Jones’ granddaughter, told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil.
Carol Jones, 69, and 71-year-old Shirley Tarvor, 71, died Tuesday after witnesses told police a SUV ran a stoplight and hit the small car.
Tarvor had just recently moved back to Virginia to help care for her aging mother.
“She hadn’t been here long. Now she gone, she’s gone,” Ellen Jones said, as two of her granddaughters held her hands as she began to cry.
Kim Jones, who lost two of her aunts, said the family is clinging to their faith during this trying time.
“Just prayers… I mean my grandma is strong. She’s taught us how to be strong and she’s taught us when things get tough, we pray,” Jones said.
Family members said one funeral will be held for both sisters Saturday. The viewing will be at noon at Morning Star Baptist Church off Route 10 followed by the funeral at 1 p.m.
Hopewell police said charges are pending in this case.