POSTED: Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 10:18pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 10:56am
FAR EAST EL PASO — A vigil was held Sunday night to mark the one year anniversary since two El Paso teens were hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver on the shoulder of Loop 375.
The parents for both victims say they don't want the community to forget the tragedy that ended their sons' lives so early.
Last July, two 16-year-olds, Aaron Carrillo and John Cervoni were killed when they were helping a friend change a tire on the side of the freeway.
Police say 32-year-old Hector Tellez was driving drunk when he slammed into the teens.
Parents of both teens say the tragedy feels like just yesterday, but they are grateful the teens' friends came together to put a stop to drunk driving.
"Each and every day is like the day it happened. I never ever forget him, and it's hard, it's hard,” said Cervoni’s mother, Patricia Montes.
"Given what we have been through you never, you never want any other parent to have to experience what we've been through. You would not wish this upon your worst enemy,” said Aaron Carrillo’s mother, Margaret Carrillo.
The parents of the teens say it's up to the next generation stop the trend of drinking and driving, so that no one else needs to lose a loved one.
John Cervoni’s mother also says she feels sorry for the driver, Hector Tellez because of everything his family has had to go through in the wake of the deadly accident.
Tellez is still awaiting trial on two counts of intoxicated manslaughter.