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Survivor shares story after 6 killed on I-95

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Posted at 4:34 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 13:09:37-04

The driver of the sport-utility vehicle involved in a deadly wreck on Interstate 95 that killed six people Saturday night says she's lucky to be alive.

It's been a difficult 24 hours for Sharwen Pierre-Louis. She's sending prayers to the families of the lives lost.

"I had no control over it. They didn't have control over it," says Pierre-Louis. "Very scary."

What started out as a typical Saturday for Pierre-Louis became a day she will never forget. She was going to work and heading southbound on I-95.

"It happened so fast," she says.

Investigators say a tire issue caused a minivan with eight passengers to lose control just north of Indiantown Road, bouncing off the wall into traffic and her SUV.

"My eyes looked at the road, and I got hit," said Pierre-Louis.

Six passengers in that minivan died, two others have serious injuries. Pierre-Louis walked away with barely a scratch.

"I wish, hope the best for them," she said.

Pierre-Louis says she's come to one realization.

"God is real because that's the only reason I survived yesterday, and I came out with no scratches, and I can wiggle my 10 fingers, 10 toes," said Pierre-Louis.