Mom Charged With DUI After Twins Who Weren't Wearing Seat Belts Die in Head-On Crash

Camyrn & Dylan Clark

A mother has been arrested and charged with DUI after a gruesome incident left her two young twin boys dead. Jennifer Lynn Knox from Pickens County, South Carolina, was allegedly intoxicated while she was driving with her two 6-year-old sons in the back seat. Things turned deadly when the mom reportedly attempted to pass a car and instead crashed head-on into a vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

  • The mom was driving her two sons late Sunday night when she allegedly made a decision that would prove to be fatal.

    Knox was driving her two boys, Dylan and Camryn Clark, in their BMW about 10 p.m. Sunday, reported WSMV. The boys were in the back seat while their mom was driving north along Highway 183, but as she attempted to pass a car in front of her that was towing a boat, she made a serious miscalculation.

    She instead hit a 2014 Kia driving south, and the impact of the crash caused her car to flip and slide down the highway on its roof. It hit a culvert, overturned again, and it was then that all three people in the BMW were ejected from the vehicle. Not one person in the car was wearing a seat belt.

    Fox News noted that the driver of the Kia was hit head-on but was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured.

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  • Tragically, neither boy survived the crash; both were pronounced dead at the hospital.

    The boys were transported to separate hospitals, where they succumbed to their injuries. Meanwhile, Knox was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital. She faces several charges including felony DUI resulting in death, child endangerment, and seat belt/restraint violations. She is in the hospital being treated for her injuries, but she will reportedly be moved to jail once she recovers. As of now, it is unclear if Knox has a lawyer.

  • The boys' aunt spoke out about their deaths and shared that the family is hoping to bring them to Florida, where their father lives, to be buried.

    On the GoFundMe page the aunt created to raise money for the boys' funeral, she noted that they were meant to travel to Florida to stay with their father, Billy Clark, later during the week that they died. The grieving family is trying to raise funds to have the boys brought down south to be buried.

    "The Whole Family is Just in Total Shock and Devastation over this," their aunt wrote. "It is Truly Heartbreaking. Truly Heartbreaking losing a child ... Totally Devastating losing twins boys at the same time. RIP Little Warriors Fly High and Know that You are Truly Loved and Missed Every Second of Every Day."

    "They were both so happy and go lucky kids that just love to play and loved to go to the park and go fishing, just everything," aunt Pamela Clark told WYFF. "They were right there by your side.”

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