Crash kills 2 children in Irving; mother under arrest

Angel Reyes and Ricardo Hernandez

Credit: Family photos

Angel Reyes, 14 (left) and Ricardo Hernandez, 10, were killed in a crash on March 29, 2014.

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by SHON GABLES

WFAA

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 3:09 PM

IRVING, Texas — An Irving woman faces intoxication manslaughter charges after a Saturday night car crash that killed two of her children and injured two others.

Irving police said Crystal Suniga, 30, lost control of her sport utility vehicle and slammed into two parked cars across from Gilbert Elementary School in the 1500 block of East Pioneer Drive at around 8 p.m.

Police spokesman James McLellan said Suniga's two sons — identified by family members as 14-year-old Angel Reyes and 10-year-old Ricardo Hernandez — were dead at the scene.

Police said two other juveniles in the vehicle — a boy and a girl — were injured. Their names and ages were not available.

Suniga suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

McLellan said Suniga's blood alcohol level tested at 0.18, more than twice the legal limit.

She has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter,  two counts of injury to a child and one count of intoxication assault. No bond was set.

It was not clear when Suniga would be transferred from the hospital to jail.

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