Loved ones still seeking answers after three drown in SUV - - Columbia, South Carolina

Loved ones still seeking answers after three drown in SUV

Charleston, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston City Police investigators and the coroner's office are still trying to figure out why an SUV went off a Johns Island Road and into a creek, killing the three people inside.

Investigators say 50-year-old Don Dent, 35-year-old Mary Wesley Simmonds, and 38-year-old Allyson Key drowned after Simmonds' vehicle went into Penny Creek early Thursday morning.

Police say the best friends apparently had just left St. Johns Yacht Harbor marina when the deadly accident happened.

Simmonds' dog, also was in the SUV and died, according to investigators.

Dent's family owns Southern Dredging on Johns Island. Simmonds worked at the West Ashley Veterinary Clinic on St. Andrews Boulevard.

Key was a private duty nurse, according to her Facebook page.

A memorial with flowers, candles and notes paying tribute are displayed at the accident site.

One note read "I love you Mary Wesley, always in my heart. We will miss you beautiful girl. Love you and will see you again."

Friends who are praying for the victims' families and also praying for some answers soon.

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