Mother was on the phone with three children minutes before the accident

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.

Siblings Mylie Cruz, 11, Marvin Cruz, 9, and 1-year-old Anayari Hernandez
Siblings Mylie Cruz, 11, Marvin Cruz, 9, and year-old Anayari Hernandez died in a horrific accident in Florida over Labor Day weekend.
Mickey Hernandez Morcilio/Facebook

Trinidad Hernández
The children’s grandmother, 50-year-old Trinidad Hernandez, died in Sunday’s accident.
Angel Hernandez/Facebook

“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.”

Grieving mother Sabrina Hernandez
The children’s distraught mother, Sabrina Hernandez, said she received a call from her son just minutes before the fatal clash.
FOX 35 Orlando

Trinidad Hernandez's Honda HR-V was spotted in Poinciana, Florida on Sunday
According to Florida authorities, a 15-year-old motorist swerved through a stop sign in Poinciana and crashed into the side of the Trinidad Hernandez Honda HR-V, pictured, sending it crashing into a light pole.
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Pictured are three children who died in a car accident in Florida
Marvin (right) and his grandmother died at the scene of the accident, while his two sisters succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.
Mickey Hernandez Morcilio/Facebook

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.

Mylie (left) and Marvin (right) with their grandmother Trinidad
Marvin (right), pictured with his grandmother and older sister, told his mother that he loved her during their last conversation.
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Trinidad Hernandez and husband Angel Hernandez
Trinidad’s 52-year-old husband, retired federal corrections officer Angel Hernandez (right), was seriously injured in the crash.
Trinidad Hernandez/Facebook

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.

Makeshift memorial at the intersection where the four family members were killed
A temporary memorial has been erected at the intersection where the four family members were killed.
Nana Cruz/Facebook

Mylie, Marvin and baby Anayari are featured in a fall photo
The mother of the three children said she forgave the 15-year-old driver who wiped out her family.
Nana Cruz/Facebook

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!”


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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