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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
In an instant, a family's world was shattered and police said it's the fault of an alleged drunk driver.
Five people died, two others are seriously injured.
Police said the man charged with DWI was on the wrong side of the road when his car hit the victim's car head on. It happened Wednesday in East Feliciana Parish around 9:30 p.m.
"I wish I was able to tell her that I love her for the last time," said Alvin Matthews, brother of Angela Mosely, one of the five victims.
A distraught brother said he is trying to come to terms with losing his older sister. She was one of five people killed Wednesday when an alleged drunk driver, Brett Gerald, 30, hit their car head-on. Brenda Gaines, 64, Denise Gaines, 33, Diamond Johnson, 12, and Jyran Johnson, 6, were killed instantly.
"It ranks up in top for some of the worst we've had in this parish," said Bluff Creek's Assistant Fire Chief Darryl Buhler.
Buhler was one of the first people to respond to the wreck. 24 hours later, it's still taking a toll on him.
"When you sit there and see young children and all right there, adults and all, especially children, it works on you mentally," said Buhler.
Gerald bonded out from the East Feliciana Parish Prison Thursday afternoon. His driver and passenger refused to talk to WAFB. But Buhler said Wednesday night, in his conversation with Gerald, he sounded apologetic saying,"I don't know what happened. Is everybody alright?" repeated Buhler.
All the victims had just left a prayer service at New Beginnings in Clinton. Reverend Joseph Matthews' daughter was in that car.
"Last night, everybody standing around for 45 minutes talking and fellowship together. Everybody seemed so happy," said Rev. Matthews. "There's no way she'll show up anymore you know."
Gerald was celebrating his 30th birthday. Records show he was arrested in 2008 in East Feliciana for his first offense DWI, but served no jail time. Then last summer in Denham Springs, another DWI. He served 48 hours in jail for that. Now, this.
"This guy celebrating his birthday, he's still here to see the next birthday. My sister will never see a birthday again. Her kids will never see their mother again," said Matthews.
While the reverend and father has forgiven his daughter's killer, her brother said he doesn't have that big of a heart.
"I can't forgive him. I would hope he goes to jail. He should never see daylight again," said Matthews.
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