Community set to remember women killed in St. Pete crash

July 1, 2014 

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the man accused of causing the fiery crash last week in St. Petersburg that killed three women prepares to face a judge, the community is remembering the victims.

Also, family members for cousins Briana Lequinda Campbell, 24, and Jamesia Chera Santoria Lang, 21, and aunt, Grace Collier, 25 are expected to speak today about the women and Marquice Lamonz Anderson turning himself in to jail on Monday.

Anderson, 27, whom detectives had been pursuing for days, surrendered at the Pinellas County Jail around 11:15 a.m. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the families of the victims have announced funeral plans.

A community vigil is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Zion Hill Mortuary at 1700 49th Street South.

Visitation and wake services are set for Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Old Landmark Cathedral, at 4201 6th Street South. And the funerals will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 31st South.

Detectives say Anderson was speeding the wrong way down 16th Street N around 3 a.m. Thursday in a Chrysler. The car smashed into a Saturn the women were riding in near Ninth Avenue S, and the Saturn burst into flames.

Campbell and Lang died at the scene. Collier died the next day at Tampa General Hospital.

Anderson had been wanted for vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving while license is suspended or revoked involving death and violation of probation.

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