Pregnant 17 Year Old Dies, Family Reacts
POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:54pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:17pm
EL PASO- A terrible car accident leaves a mother injured and her pregnant daughter dead. Blanca Pizarro and her daughter Nelly were out for a walk Wednesday when they were both hit by a car at the intersection of Darrington and Nunda. The crash killed Nelly and her unborn child.
The Pizarro family was at Del Sol Medical Center Thursday night with Blanca, as she recovers from the crash. At the same time, they are trying to comprehend the loss of Nelly and her child, a baby they say would have been named America.
Tears rolled down Manny Campa's cheeks, as he read the last text message his girlfriend Nelly ever sent him. The two were planning to get married after the birth of their daughter.
They had even picked out a crib.
"I already lost my girlfriend and my baby at the same time and so it's hard for me to be talking, being strong for the family you know," said Campa, Nelly's boyfriend.
A terrible accident Wednesday night took Nelly's life, as she was out for a walk with her mom, trying to keep healthy during her pregnancy.
"I feel sad, I feel angry," Campa told us.
Horizon police said it happened around 7:45 p.m. A driver, 30-year-old Felipe Trevizo, was driving down Darrington road, when he turned left onto Nunda avenue.
It was at that moment that Blanca and Nelly were walking across the street and were hit by the car. Both were taken to Del Sol Medical Center.
Nelly and her baby died at the hospital, and Blanca rests in stable condition.
"Right now I'm trying not to cry, I'm just trying to be the strongest one for my family," said Blanca Solis, Nelly's sister.
She described Nelly as a fun-loving girl, full of life and bursting with energy.
Her death has thrown the family into shock. But the suddenness of it all brings out the love for the girl they say died too soon, and the baby they never had the chance to meet.
Funeral arrangements for Nelly have not yet been finalized, but will be sometime next week. The driver, Felipe Trevizo, is not facing any criminal charges at this time.