Eyewitness struggles after deadly Gulfgate H-E-B accident

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- "I saw the car coming towards us, when I think of it I get scared," says Angelica Almaraz-Garza.

She says she has trouble sleeping after what she saw the afternoon of October 19th at the Gulfgate HEB. She talked with us in Spanish, which we translated for our interview. She said she was walking in with a friend for groceries and heard a bang, telling us a car barreled past her, hitting a concrete ball which came even closer to her as the vehicle crashed through the front of the store. The crash killed a 31-year-old mother and injured several others.

"When I remember that day, I think that it could have been me as the person that died there," said Almaraz-Garza, who Eyewitness News located through a recently released HPD crash report.

We reported Tuesday, the crash report indicated no blood was taken from the driver, Dorothy Barnes. HPD explained Wednesday that the DPS software requires them to answer the question that way because without results it won't accept the report. HPD also says it's not unusual to supplement reports with new information.

HPD says Barnes did consent to a blood draw and it is still waiting for the results.

Photos from inside the H-E-B
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