A Florida mother spoke to her three children for the last time on the phone just minutes before police said a 15-year-old driver smashed through a stop sign and crashed into the car the children were in.
Sunday night’s violent crash in Poinciana killed most of Sabrina Hernandez’s loved ones, including all of her children — 11-year-old Mylie Cruz, 9-year-old Marvin Cruz and 1-year-old Anayari Hernandez — as well as her 50-year-old mother -year-old Trinidad Hernandez.
“I’m dying inside. I can’t see my children anymore. “I can’t see my mother anymore,” Sabrina Hernandez is devastated said the broadcaster Fox 35 during a candlelight vigil Monday at the scene of the horrific crash at the intersection of San Miguel Street and Laurel Avenue.
The woman’s 52-year-old father, retired federal corrections officer Angel Hernandez, who was a passenger in the car, was hospitalized with serious injuries.
“I lost my entire family here in this place,” Hernandez said. “I’ll never wake up and see my kids again.”
The grieving mother spoke about the last time she spoke to her children as they were driving home in their grandmother’s car.
“My son called me and said, ‘Mom, we’re 15 minutes away,'” Sabrina Hernandez recalled through tears. “I said, ‘Okay, see you in a minute. I love you.’ And he said, ‘I love you too.’”
When her children and parents didn’t come home, the mother said she became concerned.
“I started calling my son, my mom, and my dad, but no one answered,” recalls Sabrina Hernandez. “And I got a gut feeling like something wasn’t right.”
Terrified, the mother-of-three then ran to a local hospital, where she learned her family had disappeared.
“They should bury me, and now I have to bury them all at once,” said the distraught woman, sobbing.
The heartbreaking accident was caused by a 15-year-old driver who was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala with three other 15-year-old boys in the car, the Florida Highway Patrol said. according to the broadcaster ClickOrlando.
According to police, the teenage motorist was traveling north on Lauren Avenue at about 6:55 p.m. when he failed to stop at the intersection with San Miguel Street.
The front of the Impala impacted the left side of Trinidad Hernandez’s 2022 Honda HR-V, which was thrown onto a strip of grass where it wrapped itself around a light pole.
The grandmother and her grandson Marvin died on the spot. The other two children in the car later died in hospital.
According to a GoFundMe page created by Angel’s brother Sgt., Trinidad Hernandez’s husband has had successful surgery for his unspecified injuries but has not yet been notified of the death of his loved ones. Heriberto Hernandez, a 20-year veteran of the New York City Police Department.
The 15-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Its three passengers were only slightly injured.
When asked by Fox 35 if she had a message for the teenage driver, Sabrina Hernandez incredibly replied: “I forgive you. That’s because I’m a Christian and I believe in Jesus.”
At the same time, she said she will not stop until justice is done for her family.
Her grieving husband, Mickey Hernandez-Morcilio, took to Facebook to mourn the loss of their children, wistfully writing in a Tuesday post, “To know I can’t touch you guys, hear your voices, or even look at you guys breaks me!”