Brownsville family mourns loss of two
Days after a tragic car accident took the lives of two Brownsville women, the family of the victims continue to mourn their loss.
On March 14, Ana Maria Santos Hernandez, 59, and her sister, Felipa Santos Hernandez, 63, lost their lives after being struck by a car.
According to the family, the women were going to a local restaurant when the fatal crash occurred.
"It was an unfortunate thing, we still can't believe it," said Aaron Ramirez, a relative of the family.
The family says it wasn't until much later Wednesday evening that they found out both women were killed. The family is still looking for answers.
"There was no information, nothing," said Alfredo Estrada, husband of Ana Maria. "All I want authorities to know is to help me and tell me what happened."
According to the Brownsville Police Department, both women walked across a non-designated area at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 802 and Old Port Isabel Road.
Brownsville officer Jose Treviño says there are several factors that could have played a role in the accident: low lighting in the area and crossing the street in a non-designated area.
The driver has been identified to be a 16-year-old male. Currently, no arrests have been made.
"It is still under investigation, but at this point, no charges have been found," Treviño said.