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Angel Reyes, 14, Ricardo Hernandez,10, killed, two other children injured, after their SUV, driven by their mother, Crystal Suniga, 30, who was injured and arrested, loses control, strikes a curb and overturns on East Pioneer Drive in Irving.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:27am
Accident Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Mom: 'I deserve to be punished' after kids die in suspected DWI crash.

An Irving woman faces intoxication manslaughter charges after a Saturday night crash that killed two of her children and injured two others.

An Irving woman faces intoxication manslaughter charges after a Saturday night car crash that killed two of her children and injured two others.

Irving police said Crystal Suniga, 30, lost control of her sport utility vehicle and slammed into two parked cars across from Gilbert Elementary School in the 1500 block of East Pioneer Drive at around 8 p.m.

Police spokesman James McLellan said Suniga's two sons — identified by family members as 14-year-old Angel Reyes and 10-year-old Ricardo Hernandez — were dead at the scene.

Police said two other juveniles in the vehicle — a boy and a girl — were injured. Their names and ages were not available.

Adan Osuna, his brother Jose and their 11-year-old sister Lizmar witnessed the crash. Adan said the images of one of the deceased still haunts him.

"His body was under the car. I didn't see his face... I only saw his legs," he said.

Moments earlier, a witness said he heard tires screeching and then witnessed Suniga's out-of-control SUV jump the curb, flip over, and crash in a neighbor's yard — taking out three cars and a fence along the way.

"It was very loud," the witness said. "Our whole house shook. I thought it was an earthquake or something."

Suniga suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

McLellan said Suniga's blood alcohol level tested at 0.18, more than twice the legal limit.

She has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter, two counts of injury to a child and one count of intoxication assault. No bond was set.

It was not clear when Suniga would be transferred from the hospital to jail.

Adnan, who lives down the street from Suniga, said she was trying to catch up with her boyfriend with whom she had been fighting.

Suniga's mother declined to speak on camera, but said her daughter wasn't drunk and denied that she had been fighting.

Francisco Garcia saw his sister's car damaged in the crash. He was furious about what happened.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Angel Reyes
Ricardo Hernandez
Crystal Suniga
City: 
Irving, TX

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