SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — De’Juana Byrd was a hairdresser with huge desires, a promising life forward of her and a youthful sister who thought the world of her.
“She inspired me to do plenty of issues. I seen her go to school, so I wished to go to school,” Clorana Neal, Byrd’s sister, advised FOX40.
However final Saturday, Neal’s life was turned the wrong way up.
Byrd and her pal Raquel Hudson have been coming residence from an evening out, touring on Arden Backyard close to Northgate Boulevard, once they have been each killed in a crash.
“I acquired a name on Saturday and it simply … the world was gone,” Neal stated.
Byrd’s mom, Azure Brewer lives just a few minutes away from the place the crash occurred.
“It was loopy. I didn’t get to say goodbye or I like you yet another time,” Brewer stated. “I didn’t get to complete none of that.”
Balloons and candles continued to pile up on the scene every week after the crash, as family and friends continued to mourn the loss.
Friday, they discovered investigators had arrested 29-year-old Ricardo Beltram in reference to the crash.
Beltram was booked into jail on costs of vehicular manslaughter and driving below the affect.
That is Beltram’s third DUI arrest. In response to courtroom information, he pleaded responsible to driving below the affect in 2010 and in 2016.
Whereas Byrd’s household tries to choose up the items with out her, they hope the person accountable understands simply how a lot ache he’s induced them.
“You must know that you simply took two lovely lives,” Neal stated. “Not solely did you’re taking one, however you took two in a matter of a second.”
“It makes me stay and assume life completely different now since you don’t have that point to say, ‘I’ll name you tomorrow’ or ‘I’ll name you again,’” Brewer stated.
Byrd’s family members have launched a GoFundMe campaign for funeral bills.
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