HOUSTON A car wash was held Tuesday to raise funds for the funeral expenses of teens who were killed in a hit-and-run wreck over the weekend.
No amount of water can wash away the Suarez family s pain. Early Sunday morning, Joe Suarez lost a daughter and a son after a hit-and-run accident.
Alyssa Munoz was just 19, a mother herself. Brett Suarez was just 15. Police say Raquel Hernandez ran a red light and slammed into the teen s car. Athird teen was also killed.
She hit somebody because she was drinking, saidJoe Suarez, the teen s father. She turned her back and ranoff knowing shehit someone.
Police say Hernandez fled the scene. Court records show Hernandez was found hiding in a closet at her aunt s house. She told police she was scared and had been drinking.
I don t buy any of her excuses, said Suarez.
Hernandez is now charged with failure to stop and render aid. That s the part Suarez can t forgive, knowing she left his kids on the side of the road to die.
That s not human, she wasn t being human about it, said Suarez. They re not animals. She knows she hit somebody, yet she s thinking of herself. She s very selfish.
Now he faces the painful task of raising funds to bury his own children. His surviving two kids helped him wash cars Tuesday afternoon. For a moment, it was a welcome distraction.
She wants to do this for them, said Suarez. This was my daughter s idea. She wants to do this for her brother and sister.
It keeps their mind off the tragedy that has forever changed this family s life.
She still gets to see her kids, said Suarez. I won t be able to see my kids anymore.
All Suarez wants now is justice for his kids, all because a woman refused to stop.