Man dies a month after drunk driving wreck

Trinidad Esquerido

An Alamo man critically injured in a drunk driving accident has passed away.

Trinidad Esquerido died Sunday, nearly a month after the accident on FM 495 and Border Rd in Alamo left him critically injured in the hospital.

Family members said he and his son were driving to a store to buy tortillas when it happened.

State troopers arrested 34-year-old Jose Carlos Vasquez following the accident.

Authorities tell Action 4 News Vasquez was intoxicated when he ran a stop sign, hitting the van Esquerido and his son were inside.

All three men were rushed to the hospital, but only Esquerido was critically injured.

"Our lives are never going to be the same without him, all because of this drunk driver," Elma Garcia, daughter of Esquerido, said.

Family members tell Action 4 they are unhappy with the bond of $10,000 set for Vasquez when he was charged with intoxication assault.

"I want him to pay for this, I want him to go to jail," Garcia said.

A Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesperson said charges could be upgraded now that Esquerido has passed away.

Esquerido suffered many injuries including broken ribs, internal bleeding, broken pelvis and a punctured lung.

He died at the age of 74-years.

Family members are traveling to Alamo from as far away as Colorado and California for his funeral and need financial assistance.

Donations can be made to the "Trinidad Ysquierdo Memorial" account at any Plains Capital Bank.