HOUSTON (KTRK) --An emotional vigil was held Wednesday night to remember three young people killed in a hit and run crash.
Houston police say around 2:30am Saturday morning, Raquel Vazquez-Hernandez, 23, was speeding and ran a red light. Her white Chrysler then crashed into a blue Chevy Cavalier carrying six teenagers coming home from a high school graduation party.
Vazquez-Hernandez and her passenger ran away on foot. She was later caught and faces multiple charges.
Three of the six teenagers inside the Cavalier died. They are Allyssa Munoz, 19, who was the designated driver, her little brother Brett Suarez, 15, and their friend Carlos Cisneros-Zurita.
Allysa and Brett's 17-year-old sister was also in the car when it crashed. She blacked out but woke up, calling for her brother and sister. She never got a response.
Allyssa and Brett's mom and dad are volunteer firefighters. Now, a former firefighter whose own daughter was killed four years ago is helping them.
"It's never gonna happen to me, it's never gonna happen to me, well you know what- it happened to us, and it just happened to them," said family friend Mark Rodriguez.
There's a benefit in the works to help the family with funeral expenses. If you'd like to donate, you can send money to:
- Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
19780 Keith Harrow Blvd
Katy, TX 77449