Wales: Sister feels ’empty’ after losing two siblings to car accidents
A woman who lost two siblings to car accidents over eight years has written a heartbreaking tribute to her “little sister,” saying, “I feel so empty that you’re not with me anymore.”
Eve Smith, 21, was one of three young people killed in an accident in Cardiff, five of whom were missing for two days after one night.
Around 46 hours after her disappearance, a Volkswagen Tiguan was discovered on the side of the A48 on Monday morning.
Her older sister, Xana Doyle, was killed in another car accident in 2015, caused by a drunk male driver who was using cocaine and cannabis.
The 19-year-old hairdresser died instantly from head injuries when a friend stole a car to go to a party and the vehicle overturned, the Daily Mail reports.
Her sister Sherridan Borg, 23, said Monday that she knew the two would be “safe up there” together, but she “wasn’t ready to let Eve go either.”
“Eva, my beautiful little sister, I cried, laughed and fought with you every week, but I was never without you,” she wrote.
“We’ve always said, ‘I’ve always had you,’ but now I’m sitting here feeling so empty because you’re not here with me anymore, and I can’t accept that.’
Sherridan went on to say there was “no sister” like Eve who always “made her feel so important.”
She said: “You always made me feel so important by texting me to remind me how much you love me and I would tell you how much I love you more!
“You saved me from so much Eve all those times I always turned to you and now I feel heavy for not being able to save you.
“I loved watching you grow into this beautiful young woman and you were always so worried that by the time you grow up we wouldn’t be close, but I want to remind you that sisters are never a bond break up and our good, there ain’t that ‘t, no bond like ours, my girl, you’ll always be my little sister.
“I know you’re safe up there with our beautiful sister Xana, but I was never ready to let you go, my body aches without you, please take care of me. I love you forever and ever.’
Eve’s family appeared in a Sky documentary calling for tougher penalties for dangerous drivers after Xana died.
Darcy Ross, 21, and Rafel Jeanne, 24, were killed along with Eve over the weekend, while Sophie Russon, 20, and Shane Loughlin, 32, survived but are in critical condition.
The group had been partying at the Muffler Club in Millport on Friday night before the tragedy struck.
Neither of them had contacted loved ones or been active on social media since the night, sending their families into panic.
A search party is said to have found the victims before police did, and family members beat up officers for allegedly not taking their concerns seriously.
Anna Certowicz, Sophie’s mother, said officers told her her daughter was probably at a party.
“It’s too horrifying to imagine what she went through trapped in the car for two days until it got light and then dark again,” she said.
“Sophie was lying there the whole time, they could all have been found much faster if the police had started the search immediately.”
South Wales Police (SWP) said on Monday evening that their investigation into the incident was continuing.
Both the SWP and neighboring Gwent Police, who led the missing persons inquiries before the car was discovered, said they had referred themselves to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), “in line with normal procedure”.
An IOPC spokesman said: “We can confirm that Gwent Police have informed us that they are making a referral in relation to this tragic incident and we will make an assessment in due course to determine what further action we may take.” may be required.”
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