'Love Your Kids': Parents of Victims Killed in Canal Crash Share Heartbreaking Story - NBC 6 South Florida

'Love Your Kids': Parents of Victims Killed in Canal Crash Share Heartbreaking Story

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    Parents of Victims Killed in Canal Crash Share Heartbreaking Story

    A family who lost two sons after their car plunged into a Lauderhill golf course canal shared their heartbreaking story with NBC 6 Thursday. (Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016)

    A family who lost two sons after their car plunged into a Lauderhill golf course canal shared their heartbreaking story with NBC 6 Thursday.

    "When I got that phone call at 7:45 telling me, 'Dad, we're on our way home. We're leaving the bowling alley now.' I was like, 'Thank you for calling, I appreciate that.' But that was the last time," said Terence Legrand, father.

    One phone call, one deadly night, and one life changing moment.

    "I'm hurt. I'm in pain. I don't know where to go from here," said Donna Legrand, mother.

    On Sunday night, 14-year-old Tyrese Legrand was in the car with three other guys including his older brother, 22-year-old Shaquille Barrow.

    "They were really, really close. Shaquille took care of his little brother," Terence explained.

    Tyrese was an eighth grade student at Lauderdale Lakes Middle School. Shaquille was a father of two young children.

    The car they were in was heading southeast towards Northwest 44th Street. Instead of turning at the Inverrary Boulevard intersection, their vehicle smashed through the chain-link fence, plunging into a canal on the Inverrary Country Club golf course.

    The driver, 24-year-old DeShawn Prince, made it out alive. His three passengers -- Tyrese, Shaquille and 25-year-old Nathaniel Morgan -- were not as lucky.

    "Shaquille passed away Sunday night at Florida Medical, and then Tyrese was on life support and then Monday morning, Tyrese passed away at Broward General. So it was like a double blow," said Steve Barrow, uncle.

    "God is going to get us through this. Just hold on to your kids. Love your kids," Terence expressed.

    Police said Prince's actions indicated there was a clear attempt to help the passengers. When crews arrived, he was screaming and yelling there were people inside the car.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

    "We're not ruling out anything, whether the driver was possibly run off the road, whether it was driver error, none of that has been ruled out," Lauderhill Police Lt. Greg Solowsky said.

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