Police video shows aftermath of Irving crash that killed two boys

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by MARIE SAAVEDRA

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WFAA

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 31 at 11:06 PM

IRVING — New video released by Irving police shows the minutes after a mother accused of driving drunk crashed her family car with four of her children inside Saturday night.

In the corner of the video captured by an officer's dashboard camera, firefighters are seen working to treat a child, one of two who survived. Two others did not.

Police said their mother, Crystal Suniga, had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

Those are tough things for middle school students to understand, but after class Monday, a large group came to the the spot where it happened to remember their friends.

Brothers Angel Reyes, 14, and Ricardo Hernandez, 10, died at the scene.

“I can’t believe this happened to him, or his little brother, because it’s so sad,” said Shantal Sustaita, a friend of Angel’s.

Friends said the boys were social and happy, and could often be found playing at their grandmother’s house. Phyllis DeLauder lives next door and knows the family.

“It’s still not real," she said on Monday.

The family was at their grandmother’s the night of the crash. Court documents show Suniga’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit when she got in the car with her four children and started speeding.

Records show Suniga’s two surviving children were yelling at their mother to slow down before the crash.

“They say the worst accidents happen closest to home,” DeLauder said.

Police said Suniga admitted to drinking about five mojitos that night.

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