'God makes no mistakes': Twin recalls final moments before sister died doing good deed
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (CBS 12) —
A Boynton Beach mother was killed along Interstate 95 in Brevard County after she stopped to help a stranded driver, Sunday night.
Marcasia Crenshaw, 25, was struck and killed after an oncoming driver slammed on his brakes, and swerved left to avoiding hitting the parked car, according to investigators.
Her twin sister, Markwonda, watched on.
“I got out of the way, it just so happens he hit my sister,” said Markwonda.
The twins and their young kids were returning from a weekend visit with their mother in Jacksonville.
According to the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Yuri Kosolapenko, 23, from Jacksonville was in a 2017 Dodge Sprinter that was parked on the side of Interstate 95 with damage from a previous crash.
Markwonda recalled, “his emergency lights were on, I saw his airbags and the hood of his car smoking.”
Several months ago, an off-duty cop near Jacksonville helped them on the side of the road. The pair was determined to pay the good deed forward.
“She asked, ‘so you want to help them’? I’m like, yeah why not,” said Markwonda. “She was very encouraging. We try to do things that’s right. We try to help people when we can.”
Minutes later, Dalton Vancor of Deatsville, AL was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup.
He “attempted to aggressively brake and swerve to the left to avoid the parked Dodge,” according to the report.
Marcasia ran towards the grass median and was struck by the pickup.
Markwonda ran to her sister’s aid, but it was too late.
The family remains in Cocoa Beach as of Monday night waiting for information form the Brevard County Medical Examiner on Marcasia’s death.
The funeral is set to take place in Palm Beach County.
The single mother worked at WoodSpring Suites in Lake Worth.
Her 5-year-old son attends school in Lantana.
Markwonda said she is helping her nephew through this difficult time.
“He’s like in a daze,” said Markwonda. “Last night, he asked me is my mommy dead? And I had to tell him,” she recalled.
Markwonda said this tragedy will not stop her from helping people stranded on the side of the road.
“God makes no mistakes. And I’m not going to questions him at all,” said Markwonda.
The other drivers could not be reached for comment as of Monday night.
The crash remains under investigation.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral service costs and to help Marcasia's son.