FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The family of Lucienne Pierre received heartbreaking news on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old’s body was found after two days of searching a lake near NW 14th Street and 29th Avenue near Fort Lauderdale.
“Our heart is broken,” said Marcia Derby-Davis. “But on the other side we are rejoicing, because now we know we can finally put Lucy and Jasmine to rest.”
Pierre, her sister Jasmine Davis and friend Jarvis Mosley all died when the car they were in blew through a stop sign, sped past two fences, over an embankment and flew into a lake early Monday morning.
The bodies of Jasmine and Jarvis were recovered right away, but it took days to find Pierre.
“The joy is I found closure in that they found the body,” said her grandmother Norma Thompson. “I could not rest knowing she was in the water, not the granddaughter I know. I couldn’t go home, I couldn’t sleep.”
Keiontae Myers, 21, was behind the wheel of the red Jaguar when he veered off the roadway at 29th Avenue and 14th Street.
Surveillance video shows him driving off from a convenience store moments before the crash.
Witnesses said the car was going well over 100 mph when it went airborne and into the lake.
His aunt said he told her the brake failed.
Pierre’s family held a vigil at the lake Tuesday night, praying she would be found.
Now they cling to their faith as they make plans to bury the sisters, who had plans to begin nursing school together in January.
“We’re a spiritual based family,” said brother Marc-Anthony Pierre. “So how we feel today, we’re just blessed, we’re blessed to be able to be together, and we know that death is nothing but a sleep, it’s a not a permanent place. We know there’s going to come a day where she’s come back and he’s going to wipe all of our tears.”
Both women leave behind children. The family is making funeral arraignments.