WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Two sisters were killed, and three juveniles were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Winston-Salem Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.
The crash happened in the 700 block of East Clemmonsville Road at 8:17 a.m.
“I was actually in the car with them, probably about an hour or so before the crash actually happened,” said Latrelle McIntyre, the sisters’ nephew.
McIntyre tells FOX8 they had dropped him off at school.
“My last words to my aunt was, ‘Alright auntie, I’ll see you later.’ She said, ‘OK nephew, I’m gonna see you later when I come get you,'” McIntyre said.
Police said a 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII driven by 42-year-old Latonya Marie Carter, of Winston-Salem, lost traction and drove into the lane of opposing traffic, hitting a 1999 Dodge Ram Van.
Carter and her sister, 38-year-old Shameka Renee Carter, who was a passenger, were both killed in the crash.
“It’s just like, 'Wow that could have been me,' and then it’s like, 'Wow, they’re gone for real,'” McIntyre said.
McIntyre says the two juveniles in the Lincoln were the sisters’ sons, ages 13 and 2. Both were taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital.
“To see them go, it’s like I really lost a piece of my heart,” McIntyre said, of his aunts.
Police say there were six juveniles in the van, as well as a female driver. One of the juveniles in the van was also taken to the hospital.
The Winston-Salem Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit is still investigating the crash.