SAN ANTONIO – Friends and loved ones gathered to picket Monday to support a grieving family that lost three siblings in a crash on the Northeast Side over the weekend.
Crash on Thousand Oaks Drive and Alamo Blanco Street on Sunday were only a few blocks from the siblings’ home.
Francis Flores, the victims’ cousin, identified them as Evelyn Flores Jasso, 22; Ivan Flores Yasso, 17; Julian Flores Jasso, 9 years old.
Flores asked the public to pray for her family.
“Oraciones, porque es verdad que no hay palabras de consuelo,” she said in Spanish.
About 100 people came to the vigil and the reading of the Rosary at the crash site.
Taylor Tucker, a neighbor who witnessed the accident, hoped to console her distressed parents.
“Their children were not alone when they died. We were here with them trying to help them. But there was nothing we could do until the jaws of life came to us,” Tucker said, referring to other bystanders and rescuers.
He said the fatal crash highlights a problem with the busy intersection, which neighbors say requires slower traffic and speed limits.
The City of San Antonio said it had conducted a traffic study on this stretch of road.
“The street in this area includes traffic calming islands that separate northern and (south) traffic. A 2016 traffic survey showed low traffic in the area.” – said the representative of the city.
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