ST. PETERSBURG -- The man accused of causing the fiery crash last week in St. Petersburg that killed three women faced a judge Tuesday.
Bond was set at $170,000 for 27-year-old Marquice Lamonz Anderson, who turned himself in at the Pinellas County Jail around 11:15 a.m. Monday.
Relatives of cousins Briana Lequinda Campbell, 24, and Jamesia Chera Santoria Lang, 21, and aunt, Grace Collier, 25, filled a conference room after the man charged with killing their loved ones appeared in court.
"He took something precious to my heart that I have to live with, but I'm not angry,” said Cheryl Newson, Grace's mother.
“We’re glad that he did turn himself in,” said Cheryl Lang, Jamesia’s mother.
The family started a fund called Three Angels with Six Blessings Foundation.
"They were a working family and we still have to move forward with getting our nieces to rest,” aunt Cora Omari said. "We have six children now that the family has to support and assist with getting through this."
Relatives also reached out to those who tried to pull the women from their burning car.
"If he could just attend to the funeral, I will wish him the bottom of my heart for thanking him,” said Newson.
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.
The families of the victims have announced funeral plans for the women.
A community vigil is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Zion Hill Mortuary, 1700 49th Street South.
Visitation and wake services are set for Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Old Landmark Cathedral, 4201 6th Street South.
The funerals will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 31st South.