Jacqueline Brown, a mother of four, was devastated when she found out her children has been involved in a car crash that had killed three and left one on life support. The driver, 27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison Sr., was charged with four counts of felony DUI, driving with a suspended license, and child endangerment.
The accident took place on South Carolina Highway 253 around 12:30 a.m. Arnez Yaron Jamison Jr., age 4; Robbiana Evans, age 6; and Jamire Halley, age 8, died at the scene of the accident, while 2-year-old Ar’mani Jamison was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial Hospital 2 days later. Arnez Jamison Sr. was also hospitalized for his injuries.
The family suffered a tragedy when their van, a 2004 Pontiac, veered off the road and they hit several trees. Jacqueline was cleaning her home when she started to worry that the children and her partner had not returned home. She continuously called and texted Arnez Sr., and when she still did not hear from him, she ordered a Lyft ride.
When the driver arrived, he told Jacqueline about an unfortunate accident near Mountain Creek Road. Shortly after, the hospital called telling her Ar’mani had been admitted. Brown said, “she thought it would be bumps and bruises.” However, when she arrived in Greenville, her daughter was on life support.
Brown says she is incomplete without her children and reports that Jamison Sr. is also taking their passing with great difficulty.
This was not the first time Jamison Sr. has gotten into trouble with the law. He has accrued around a dozen charges in the last 5 years – most of them traffic-related offenses, including a hit-and-run that resulted in property damage. He also received a felony charge in 2015 for domestic violence.
Brown has not returned to her home since the accident, instead of staying nearby with her mother.
“I’ve just got to move forward, be strong,” Brown said. “I’ve been through a lot. It’s going to take a lifetime to heal, but I’m going to make it.”
A GoFundMe campaign was started for the four children’s funerals as well as other related expenses, and it had raised more than $40,000 in the span of 4 days.