Fundraiser planned for 2 brothers killed in Huger crash
By Nikki Gaskinsngaskins@abcnews4.com
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) A fundraiser is in the works for two, young brothers killed in terrible car crash on Oct. 27. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Highway 41 and North Hampton Road in Huger.
Christopher Bracewell, 23, and Jonathan Bracewell, 20, of Moncks Corner, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Family and friends will come together on Saturday to raise money to cover the brothers' funeral expenses.
They will host a car wash at the Moncks Corner Arby's on Highway 52 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They're encouraging the public to come out and simply asking for donations no matter how big or small.
"They were two peas in a pod," said Chrystal McGraw, the brothers' sister.
For McGraw, losing her brothers both at the same time was one of the hardest things she's ever had to deal with; however, she's glad both of them didn't have to face death alone.
"If Chris had gone that would have been harder on us than losing them both together because that's what they would have wanted was to go together, so it's easier on us knowing that they went together," said McGraw.
McGraw says for her and her family, accepting that her brothers are gone has been far from easy.
"I think all of us are still in denial. We're all still waiting for them to show up because they were always there," said McGraw.
The two brothers lost their lives after McGraw says the two collided with another vehicle near Huger.
"They ran a stop sign and they got T-boned by an SUV that was going between 60 and 70 miles per hour. Chris was having a lot of issues with his car and what we're thinking is that the car stalled," said McGraw. "John worked in Mount Pleasant and he was staying with a friend out in Huger so that's where they were headed."
Both young men gone in their 20's, yet McGraw says they made life-long impressions on those who cared about them the most.
"Chris couldn't stand to see anybody hurt or upset. John would aggravate the crap out of you until you laughed at him -- that was John," laughed McGraw.
Both brothers were laid to rest on Oct. 31.