Cy-Fair firefighter remembers daughter killed by drunken driver with new nonprofit

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 6:53 PM

HOUSTON—With the Houston Rodeo in town and with spring break starting police across the area are cracking down on drunk drivers; and for one Cy-Fair firefighter, the fight to stop drunk drivers is incredibly personal.

Four years and two weeks ago Mark Rodriguez lost Krysta, his youngest daughter who was killed by someone whose blood alcohol level was three times over the legal limit.

It’s the reason the fire captain no longer works rescue for Cy-Fair’s Volunteer Department. He said his life, career, and family changed forever.

“We will probably never move on, we will move forward,” he said.

They move on with the establishment of Kysta’s Karing Angels, raising money for other families hurt by DWI. 

It is such a big problem that Houston’s police chief recently ordered patrol officers re-trained and taught new skills to catch and cuff drunks faster.


 

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