Garland Family Mourns Relatives Killed in El Paso Crash

Recent high school graduate, two children killed in wreck in El Paso

By Tammy Mutasa
|  Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 PM CDT
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The Alferez family is mourning the loss of four family members killed in a car crash in El Paso over the weekend.

Tammy Mutasa, NBC 5 Garland Reporter

The Alferez family is mourning the loss of four family members killed in a car crash in El Paso over the weekend.

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A Garland family is mourning the loss of four family members who killed in a car crash in El Paso this weekend.

Garland residents Jassmine Alferez, 18; Brenda Morales, 12; and DeMarco Morales, 11; were visiting their grandfather, Humberto Alferez. They and another person were killed when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and plowed into their car.

"It's just too many, it's too many at once," said Kenneth Alferez, the son of Humberto Alferez and the uncle of Jassmine Alferez and the two children.

"I still want to wake up in the morning and think it's a nightmare, that it didn't really happen," he said.

The El Paso Sheriff's Office said Alberto Coronado, 23, faces five counts of intoxication manslaughter.

The crash is still under investigation while investigators wait for toxicology results.

"He destroyed us, completely. He destroyed their lives," said the children's aunt, Ramona Alferez.

Family and friends left small gestures of kindness outside the house of Jassmine Alferez, who was about to go to college.

Her cousins, DeMarco and Brenda Morales, went to school in the Garland Independent School District.

"They were everything. ... Imagine getting inside the house without seeing them is going to be hard," Ramona Chavez said.

"That's the hardest part," Tina Hernandez said. “We've got three kids that we don't get to see grow up now."

A Chase Bank fundraising account has been set up to help the family. It's called the "Alferez funeral expenses" under account number: 1569457300.

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