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Thursday, December 08, 2022

‘It’s a Big Loss’: Four Dallas Family Members Die in Mexico Train Crash

IRVING, Texas.- A lost Irving family four of its members in an accident between a vehicle and a train in Chihuahua, Mexicoand are now asking for help from the community to raise funds, confirmed relatives of the victims.

Chris Ahuyon, Irving’s auto mechanic, lost two of his children: Cresencio, from 6 years and Cristobal, a baby 6 months. His wife, Mercedes Borquez Ahuyon, also died.

The accident was on June 26 and Mercedes lost her life on the morning of June 27, details a GoFundMe page where they raise funds. Mercedes’ mother Sofia Borquez also passed away.

“It was a great loss, I wouldn’t want it anyone,” says Mike Ahuyon, Chris’ brother, with whom Univision 23 DFW was able to speak.

“That was a real blow. He’s broken, but he’s been strong. He’s been strong,” Mike says of his brother.

Two more children survived the accident. Meanwhile, César, a 13-year-old teenager, is fighting for your life at the Specialty Children’s Hospital of Chihuahua.

Caesar left intensive care, but they’re still watching him, says Mike. He had many injuries.

The other son, Cruz, is also in Chihuahua and is 2 years old.

For now, Chris is with them, and the family’s intention is to return them all to Texas.

“My brother might have to come to the funeral and burial servicesbecause it’s been so many weeks, and he wants to put them to rest,” says Mike. “You might have to leave Cesar in Mexico. The hospital will not release him yet, he is very serious. Then he will have to go back to his son, to his side.”

Vanessa Ahuyon, Chris’ cousin, said Univision 23 DFW that he is doing what he can to be able to support the family. She is organizing fundraisers for her cousin’s expenses like food sales.

“It is a very bad tragedy. Only I want them to be ok. Any way we can help, whatever support there may be for Chris and his family and for my family as well,” says Vanessa.

The deadly accident in Chihuahua

The family was on vacation, on a regular trip, and they were in Conchos Station, Chihuahuaa town located in the municipality of Saucillo.

However, Chris, the children’s father, was not present on the trip; he was in Texas, says Mike. But given the accident and the condition Cesar is in, Chris has gone to Mexico to be with his two children.

Relatives still do not know details of What happened before the train crashes into her vehicle, says Vanessa. It is unknown if the vehicle stopped on the train tracks or did not see the train coming, but footage of the vehicle shows it completely destroyed on one side.

Images from Google Maps show that a train crossing at Conchos Station actually has no barriers, but only comments be careful with the train, something common in Mexico.

They were traveling in a Chevrolet Tahoe pickup.

According to information from local Mexican media, by the time authorities arrived, three people were without vital signs and another three were taken away. urgent to Delicias, Chihuahua.

They also reported that the child under 13 years old was transferred to a hospital in the capital of São Paulo, due to illness of health he was in.

Meanwhile, in Texas, Mike reports that it is very proud of his brother, because they have the Christian faith, and at no time did Chris complain to God.

Mike also asks for a lot of prayers for his brother and Mercedes and Sofia’s relatives.

Ask for help raising funds

The family is raising funds in various ways for funeral expenses. they are doing a car wash and also selling food.

they are also taking donations of people through a GoFundMe and deposits via Zelle.

Meanwhile, Mike says he’s surprised at how they were helped.

“The community has become large and We thank a lot for the DFW community. I’m very proud of this community,” says Mike.

“The support was immense. I never would have imagined that so many people at Metroplex and beyond would take this step to support us and be with us.”

The GoFundMe page details that they need help with the costs of transporting the remains, funeral and burial.

In addition, they also ask for help so that they can pay the medical expenses that has.

“Mercedes lived for his family. She will always be a proud mother of her children, as she often publishes. She was always the sneaky one throwing herself every time. Always smiling, always with his contagious laugh and treating others with kindness “, says his family member on the page.

On the other hand, they also mention that the 6-year-old boy loved Play baseball with his brothers and cousins. They describe him as someone with “beautiful eyes” and that he liked working in the garage with his father because he loved cars.

As for the 6 month old baby, he was here for a very short time, but “he already had a great personality”detail Mike and Christina Ahuyon on GoFundMe.

“They will be sorely missed.”

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