Friends and family of one of the country’s latest traffic fatalities were in disbelief when they learned of her sudden death.
Melissa Knowles was remembered as “a bundle of joy,” her sister Erica Russell mourned.
Knowles’ mother and siblings were devastated after she was killed last week Friday when her vehicle, a silver Nissan Cube traveling east, hit a GMC Canyon truck traveling south along Johnstone Avenue in the Stapledon Gardens area.
She was killed after 11 pm.
“Gone too soon Lila, still can’t believe this. When you step in the room, sis you we’re such a bundle of joy…Our family will never forget you sweetie pie,” Russell said in a social media post.
Knowles’ mother, Marva, was reportedly out of the country when her daughter died and learned of her demise when she returned.
The mother was overcome with grief after learning that her friend’s daughter was also killed in a car crash, earlier that day.
Phillipa Deveaux, heading east in a Daihatsu Mira, hit a flatbed truck traveling west on Prince Charles Drive, crushing the front end of her vehicle and smashing the windshield. She died instantly.
Knowles’ death occurred 8 hours after Deveaux’s death.
Knowles’ brother who is the pastor of Word Empowerment Church Deon Knowles called her “a beautiful angel that God sent and took away.”