Harlingen mother speaks about losing daughter in fatal DWI wreck

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A Harlingen mother spoke to Action 4 News about losing her daughter in a fatal DWI wreck where a friend was behind the wheel.

I was contacted here about three in the morning," Miriam Sais recalled. "I was told my daughter had been in an accident, I was told it was a minor accident.

But Sais would soon find out what appeared that 'minor' accident was much more serious.

Her daughter, 20-year-old Roxanna Sais was seriously hurt.

Brownsville police told Action 4 News that 18-year-old Crissy Guerra attempted to pass a car, but somehow lost control crashing into a railroad pole.

The two, along with another friend had just left the Upside Down Sports Bar and Grill and according to police, Guerra who is under 21 had been drinking.

Sais was transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, then airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio where she later passed away.

"We really believe that Roxanna full field her purpose here on earth and God took her home, my daughter was 20-years-old, she was full of life, she had so much going for her," Miriam Sais said.

Roxanne TMs mother says the other passenger in the car was unaware of how much Crissy had to drink, but was reassured that her daughter had no alcohol in her system.

And while this mother continues to grieve for her daughter, she has no ill feelings towards the person said to be responsible for Roxanne TMs death

She said instead, she hopes this serves as a wake up call for others.

However, she does feel the owner's of the bar should be held partly responsible, and be forced to close its doors.

"its not going to stop this, ok, i know there will be other children who will continue to drink and drive, but if its one less place, then we will do whatever we need to do, said Miriam.

Action 4 News spoke to regional Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) officials in McAllen about the case.

TABC officials reported that agents are investigating the case.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the bar could be fined or have action taken against its liquor license.