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‘It can’t be’ | Family reacts to recent Harlandale graduate killed by alleged drunk driver

His sisters spoke with KENS 5 about shedding their child brother.

SAN ANTONIO — New developments within the head-on collision that killed a youngster who simply graduated from Harlandale High School.

Police mentioned the lady, who hit the teenager and his pals, was driving drunk. The lethal crash occurred over the weekend on New Sulphur Springs Road. Alex Jaimes, 18, was the one passenger who did not survive.

His sisters Elizabeth Jaimes and Genevieve spoke with KENS 5 about shedding their child brother. They recounted the cellphone calls once they acquired the information.

“I thought it can’t be, “Genevieve said. “It can’t be what he mentioned. That can’t be what he meant. It can’t be true.”

“Alex was in a car accident,” Elizabeth mentioned. “And I am like okay, she was like, he didn’t make it. I just broke down.”

Alex, within the passenger seat, was using with three pals when their Saturday night time out took a flip for the more serious. Police say 33-year-old Priscilla Marie Guerrero was driving drunk on New Sulphur Springs Road when she collided head-on into Alex’s automotive. His three different pals survived. Alex the basketball star who simply graduated was killed.

“She took an amazing human being that had so much life ahead of him,” his sister mentioned.

The household needs Alex to be remembered for his laborious work and infectious smile. They mentioned he wished to be a instructor and basketball coach. They additionally hope no different household has to expertise their ache. They say assume twice earlier than getting behind the wheel.

“Don’t be selfish, “Genevieve said. “Think of others. Be thoughtful of others, as a result of you may change a life eternally. And there is no such thing as a turning again.”

Alex labored on the Luby’s on Southeast Military Drive and Roosevelt. He was their youngest worker. The eatery will probably be internet hosting a ‘spirit day’ for Alex and to additionally elevate money for funeral expenses. Alex will probably be laid to relaxation on Friday. There will probably be a mass August 5 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church at 10 a.m.

As for the suspect, data present Guerrero has bonded out of jail. She is charged with intoxication manslaughter. A listening to has been set for subsequent month.

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