Family mourns those killed in I-440 accident

May 27, 2008 5:12:27 PM PDT
Family of the three people killed in Raleigh beltline crash mourn, while details emerge about the man accused of the drunk driving crash.

Funeral plans are also being finalized for the two brothers and teenager who died in the crash.

Dressed in black and in mourning, the Jimenez family grieves for two beloved brothers.

"It's hard now because it's three people's dead," Silverio Canuto said.

Guillermo and Dagoberto Jimenez were killed in a crash on the beltline at Capital Boulevard in Raleigh.

Police say a drunk driver, Francisco Javier Martinez, was driving in the wrong direction when he collided with the Jimenez brother's car.

Passenger 14-year-old Santiago Tellez also died at the scene.

Martinez is still in the hospital listed in good condition, but charges await him once he's released.

"I don't want him going back out and doing same what he did ? killing innocent people," Efrain Pacheco said.

Martinez has several driving violations, including driving without a license, expired registration and open alcohol.

This is the third time tragedy has struck the Jimenez family.

Back in 2005, the family lost another brother, a teenager in a crash on I-540, when a driver rear-ended the family car.

Three years later, the family finds itself in familiar territory --desperately trying to raise money to fly the bodies of their loved ones back to Mexico -- all the while waiting for justice to be served.

"I mean he's going to get out and these boys they're never going to come back, they're gone forever," Paccheco said.


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