JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The grandfather of a Tougaloo college cheerleader killed in a violent crash is speaking out. He is pleading for the driver of a black SUV that may have caused the wreck to come forward.
Two Tougaloo cheerleaders were killed, 18-year-old Kiara Taylor and 19-year-old Shanna Whitt, both from Greenville.
Another student JamilaHhaywood is still in serious condition at University Medical Center.
Jackson Police say just after 3 p.m. Friday the red Chevy Aveo carrying the cheerleaders was headed north on State Street. According to witnesses a black SUV cut the small car off, causing it to swerve into oncoming traffic and slam into a red Chevy Tahoe driven by Keith Haralson. He was taken to UMC for his injuries.
Tonight Kiara Taylor's grandfather is asking those who know what happened to share their information.
"Please call the Jackson Police Department to get this gentlemen or lady off the road permanently because later on in the future he or she might be able to cause someone to go through suffering as we have gone through," said Charles Ford.
The number for the Jackson Police Department is (601) 960-1234.
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