“Simply completely stunning and devastating, all people that met them knew how optimistic they have been. This undoubtedly, two good folks obtained taken out of the world,” stated Daniel Martinez, Bryana Trejo Griego’s cousin.
Martinez stated they grew up like brother and sister.
“My aunt, that was her solely daughter, so the impression on her is gonna be a lifetime sentence that she and JD’s mother and father did not deserve for both of their kids,” stated Martinez.
Police stated the couple died final weekend when one other driver, Andres Lira Hernandez, did not cease on the N.M. 599 and I-25 interchange – and slammed into their automotive.
They arrested Hernandez as a result of he had a warrant from 2019 – for reportedly not stopping at a DWI checkpoint – and was charged with drunk and reckless driving.
A yr later – an Albuquerque man sued Hernandez for hurting him in one other severe crash.
Simply this previous June, police stopped Hernandez for rushing and found his license was revoked.
Martinez stated – understanding this suspect’s historical past – makes his household’s loss even worse.
“He selected to drive recklessly and did not care about anyone’s life on the market. This might’ve occurred to anyone and it’ll occur once more if folks do not take revoked licenses significantly,” stated Martinez.
Martinez stated he can solely hope this tragedy – means one other New Mexican household will not should endure this harm.
“The one factor I feel may carry some kind of sense of justice is the result of what occurs with the case and if Mr. Hernandez is absolutely charged. However nothing will ever carry again Bryana and JD,” he stated.
Hernandez has not formally been charged on this lethal crash – but, however he’s within the Bernalillo County jail tonight as a result of he violated probation in that 2019 case. He’ll be in courtroom later this week.