AND THEN THE MUSTANG IS LOSING.....(stated in the news)
This happened yesterday here in El Paso. A focus and Mustang were racing and the Focus clipped an SUV killing the 21 year old mother and injuring the 2 children. The accident occured at over 100 MPH. (Illegal racing)
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Family grieves death of relative killed in Socorro racing accident
By Stephanie Sanchez / El Paso Times
Article Launched: 07/23/2008 05:43:59 PM MDT
EL PASO -- Five-year-old Alexas Moshier is having trouble understanding that her 21-year-old sister, Ana Elva Morales, died Tuesday afternoon when her sports utility vehicle was struck by a car going about 100 mph.
Tuesday night, Alexas slept with a photograph of Morales and on Wednesday she continuously asked family members if Morales was really dead.
"It's sad when she says, 'Is my sister really gone?' I say, 'Yes she is honey, but we'd like to believe she's up with God.' I say 'That's the best thing. With grandpa,'" said Alexas's grandmother, Catherine Moshier. "She has her moments when, I think, the realization comes to her."
Alexas' sister died Tuesday after she was struck by one of two cars racing. Her toddler children, who were with her, were injured.
Deputies said Morales was at a stop sign in her 1996 Toyota 4 Runner on Herring and Socorro roads. As she continued north on Herring Road, a 2003 Ford Focus and a 2000 Ford Mustang were traveling east on Socorro Road at high rates of speed, sheriff's said.
As the two cars approached the intersection, the Focus attempted to pass the Mustang on the two lane road and struck Morales' SUV on the driver's side. The SUV then rolled onto its side, deputies said.
Morales died instantly.
Her 4-year-old daughter, Andrea Morales, was thrown several feet from the SUV, and her 1-year-old son, Allan Muņoz, was partially thrown. The children were taken to Thomason Hospital and are in stable condition, deputies and
Craig Allan Moshier, Morales' step-father, said his grandchildren are out of intensive care and have been asking for their mother.
"They keep asking for mom," he said. "They had never spent a day in their life without their mom."
The driver of the Focus, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Mustang, Alberto Valdez, 22, of the 1100 block of Northeast G in Fabens, was not injured.
"It's unbelievable that they could be so short-sighted. Sad part of it is, they're going to pay. At least I would think that justice would mean they pay," said Catherine Moshier, 88. "I feel for their parents too because it's a no win situation."
Morales, she said, had graduated in 2006 from Burges High School, but had gone to Americas High School a couple of years. While at Americas High School, Morales had fallen in love with her now common-law husband, Aldo Muņoz, said Catherine Moshier.
"Nice little family. I feel for Aldo, he's heart broken. They did everything together. It's sad," Catherine Moshier said. "Her babies were everything to her. They knew it, because they were so happy."
Catherine Moshier said she remembers how much her great-grandchildren would giggle when Morales would tickle their bellies while changing their clothes or diapers.
"I have never seen a girl that age to be so completely happy with her life. She was just perfectly content with her life," Catherine Moshier said.
Morales named her son after her step-father, Craig Allan Moshier, who had married her mother, Margarita, when Morales was a toddler.
On Wednesday, Craig Allan Moshier and Morales' common-law husband, Aldo, had to identify Morales' body, Catherine Moshier said.
Her mother, who lives outside of Houston, and her two brothers, Danny Morales and Tony Sanchez, who live in Colorado Springs, Colo., were expected to arrive in El Paso on Wednesday.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
"The fact that she was taken this way (makes me mad). Because of some stupid kids," Craig Allan Moshier said. "This is the hardest. A person should not have to deal with something like this."
Craig Allen Moshier said he is angry and frustrated because deputies told him both men will only be charged with his step-daughter's death, but not for injuring the children.
Deputies said Valdez, the driver of the Mustang, had been previously charged and arrested a racing charge.
On Tuesday, he was arrested and charged with racing on a highway causing death. His bond has been set at $50,000. Charges are pending for the driver of the Focus.