GoFundMe Daniel Trujillo Jones
A die two children who were killed in a race in Texas over the weekend has been identified.
Daniel Trujillo-Jones, 6, died after a driver lost control of his car and struck several spectators at the Kerrville-Kerr County airport on Saturday, a family friend told ABC station . KSAT.
Chance Jones, Daniel’s father, and Chance’s girlfriend Katy Walls, were also injured in the crash and hospitalized, according to KSAT. The boy’s two younger siblings, aged 4 and 3 months, were released from the hospital.
Although police have not yet released the names of the children involved in the crash, they had previously identified Chance, 26, and Walls, 27, among the eight people injured.
In a update On Monday, the Kerrville Police Department said Chance remained hospitalized in stable condition, while Walls was in critical condition.
Rebecca Cedillo, 46, and Michael Gonzales, the 34-year-old driver who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash, were hospitalized for their injuries, police said.
Two other people, along with the two children – the last of whom was identified as a 4-year-old boy and a 3-month-old girl – were also taken to local hospitals for “precautionary assessments” and later released, by police.
Daniel is remembered as being “full of life,” according to family friend Kary Sabedra.
Sabedra, owner of the business where the boy’s father works, told KSAT that Daniel “would just come up and greet everyone” at company events.
“He was just the nicest person,” he added. “Very tall for his age.”
In a nod to his children, the biography of Daniel’s father on the company’s website says that “become a dad“was one of his greatest accomplishments.
GoFundMe Daniel Trujillo-Jones and his family
Although Sabedra did not attend the racing event, he learned about it from a number of employees who were there.
“One of our employees saw the car coming, told everyone to run. They all dispersed to get out of the way,” he told KSAT.
Sabedra has organized two GoFundMe pages: one for the family and another for Daniel. He told KSAT that Chance suffered from a head trauma and knee injury, while Walls had “serious injuries to his legs and pelvis.”
âChance and her family have a long road to recovery and healing ahead of them. The medical expenses have already started to add up,â Sabedra wrote on the GoFundMe family page.
In addition to the donations, Sabedra asked people to “send all their good thoughts and prayers” to Daniel’s “bonus mom and dad,” as well as the boy’s mother, “who has to make the most important decisions. difficult for their boy “.
“No parent should feel the grief of losing a child,” read one post about Daniel’s fundraising.
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The accident happened on Saturday afternoon when a car participating in the “Airport Race Wars 2” drag racing event lost control and left the track, crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators watching the races, “the Kerrville Police Department told a declaration.
Police say a 6-year-old boy died at the scene, while an 8-year-old boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In a update On Monday, police said their initial assessment of the crash indicated Gonzales “started to lose control halfway down the 1/8 mile track.” After losing rear traction, his vehicle began to slide on the track and eventually “slipped off the track,” authorities said.
The event has previously been described by the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau as “an action-packed, family-friendly day without the preparation for drag races” where “some of the fastest drag cars compete in over 8,000. $ in total prices “, for The hill, United States today and NBC News.
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Flyin ‘Diesel Performance, the company that hosted the event, issued a statement over the weekend, expressing their “most sincere condolences to the families. “
“We remain in prayer for strength and comfort during this difficult time,” they wrote, noting that the police “have our full cooperation.”
The investigation remains ongoing.