Crash victim's mother speaks out

Crystal Marie Cavazos, 28, was born a preemie.

"Those are her baby shoes right here," her mother Tommie Cavazos said.

She was a survivor at only 3 lbs. 8 oz.

Her twin sister born at 1 lb. 8 oz. did not make it.

Early this morning, her life was cut short.

"Let me touch her, she said. Look those are not her kids."

She did not have kids, but she adored her nieces and nephews, her mom said.

Today, just before 2 a.m., everything changed.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Crystal Cavazos traveled off the roadway on Mile 6 West, slightly north of San Vicente in Weslaco.

She then struck a utility pole, rolled over and came to a stop in an open field.

That is when Tommie Cavazos' son heard the tragic news.

The family rushed to the scene.

"Well that she had been in an accident but I never thought that... well, people crash and you take them to the hospital and they get better," Tommie Cavazos said.

Crystal Cavazos did not make it.

Her mom said she had big dreams and an entire life ahead.

Crystal Cavazos worked to help others, as she was a supervisor with a Hidalgo County substance abuse program.

"That TMs my baby right there, the mother said pointing to a photo. She just passed her police test.

Tommie Cavazos said she has lots of friends.

She wants her daughter to be remembered as a sweet and nice girl that did a lot for others.

The Cavazos family is waiting for autopsy results.

McCaleb Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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