A fiery crash in Tijuana, Mexico, over the weekend claimed the lives of two National City parents and put three of their children in the hospital with burn injuries.
The parents, identified Monday as Rocio González and Juan Valle, had just visited the gravesite of Valle's father in Tijuana and were on their way back to the U.S. with their children when a suspected drunk driver slammed into their car from behind, according to Tijuana police.
Witnesses said the family's car burst into flames shortly after impact.
Valle was unable to escape the flames. González did escape but later died from her injuries at a Tijuana hospital.
The children, age 7, 9 and 15, all suffered burn injuries and were being treated in San Diego-area hospitals, according to a hospital in Tijuana.
Tijuana police are investigating the crash. The 30-year-old woman who rear-ended the family was believed to be driving under the influence, police said.
No other information was available.
A family member told Telemundo 20, "We want nothing less for her to pay for everything she did. For the damage to my nephews, she left them without a dad."
Valle worked at two San Diego County gas stations including one in Chula Vista. The owner of the Chula Vista gas station described Valle as a hard-working and dedicated family man
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