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Fatal wreck means third death in one Greenville family

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A Greenville woman died Saturday after an early morning wreck that sent her boyfriend, the driver, to the hospital.

It happened on North Pleasantburg Drive, toward Cherrydale, at the intersection at Worley Drive.

South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver, Dominique Moore, crossed over the center line. The 2003 Toyota Camry turned sideways and slammed, passenger side first, into a parked tractor trailer. The passenger, was Cynthia Kissick.

Many people knew Kissick as a young woman who strived to better herself, though she suffered a lifetime of tragedy. The 23-year-old lost her parents when she was little, her brother, just two years ago, and now her three young children are left without their mother.

In 2010, she and her brother, Antonio Rivera, were interviewed on Fox Carolina after their brother, Darwin Rivera, died in a motorcycle wreck on Old Buncombe Road. It was just miles from where her own blue Camry crashed around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Kissick's best friend, Alexaida Briggs, said after losing her brother, "she felt like she had nobody left, and I always told her she'll always have me as a sister."

Briggs said she had done Kissick's hair after picking her up from work Friday night. She said the two joked, laughed and planned out matching tattoos, before Kissick went out for the night with her boyfriend.

In the middle of the night, the Briggs got a call from a friend who works at the Spinx gas station close to the wreck.

Some of Kissick's coworkers at the Papa John's at Cherrydale left late that night and saw the scene but didn't know that their friend was involved.

General manager Christina Pearce said, "We are family. She is not only my assistant manager, she is like my child, my baby, my inspiration. She will be missed forever."

There is a Facebook group started in Kissick's memory to help with costs of the funeral. It can be found at "Cynthia Kissick Rivera Memorial Fund."

Moore is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Friends said he is being prepped for surgery in the morning.

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