Family and friends gathered in Fort Worth Wednesday night at the scene of a tragic accident that injured seven people and killed a wife and mother of three.
Sylvia Zazueta, 24, died Tuesday when a truck crashed into the Star Food Mart convenience store at the corner of Riverside Drive and Lancaster Avenue, just after Zazueta went inside to buy a drink for her thirsty, 5-year-old son.
“As you can see she had a lot of friends and family that loved her,” said Elizardo Quinonez about his granddaughter, Zazueta. “That’s the kind of person she was. She touched every single one of us.”
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Zazueta’s husband, Juan Alcala, told NBC 5 his wife was his best friend, and she was a good mother to their children – a 7-year-old daughter and sons aged 5 years and 8-months-old.
“I don’t know what he was thinking, you know,” Alcala said, through tears, about the teenager accused of causing the crash that killed his wife.
Isaac Adams, 19, is charged with intoxication manslaughter by the Fort Worth Police Department.
Adams was fleeing the scene of a separate fender bender, and was approaching 100 miles per hour, when he failed to make the turn from Riverside onto Lancaster and, instead, crashed into the convenience store, according to police.
“This is the first time I’ve been here since the accident,” Quinonez said Wednesday, after surveying the boarded-up building. “I didn’t even know how bad it was.”
Tears flowed freely Wednesday night as dozens of loved ones lit candles and read prayers aloud in memory of Zazueta.