Family furious after father killed in San Antonio motorcycle crash

Guadalupe Baiz killed by suspect drunk driver

SAN ANTONIO - The family of Guadalupe Baiz, a motorcyclist hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Thursday morning on San Antonio's Northeast side is still reeling over their father's death.


Baiz, 50, was on his way to work when police said a woman driving an SUV pulled out in front of him on Nacogdoches, near Loop 410.

Baiz ran into her vehicle and died at the scene.

Police said the woman, Charlotte Herrera, 29, had just had a birthday the day before and that they think she was drunk. Not only that, officers said Herrera left the scene.

Diana Baiz, Guadalupe Baiz's wife, said that Herrera has ripped their family apart now that her husband is gone.

"She took my husband, the only man I ever loved since I was 15," said Baiz. "I've been married 29 years and my whole life is going to change forever."

Guadalupe Baiz leaves behind a wife, two children and four grandchildren.

"I want her to know what she did to us," said Diana Baiz. "She destroyed my family."

Baiz said that her husband's death has been extremely hard on everyone, especially her daughter, Crystal, because her father was killed on her 24th birthday. She is being charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.

"He was supposed to come to my house and surprise me with my mother and my birthday cake," said Crystal Baiz. "I really hope you enjoyed your birthday because for the rest of mine I will remember it's not my birthday, it's the day she took my father away from me."

Diana Baiz said she's asking everyone not to drink and drive.

"I don't know how many times we say don't drink and drive because they take people away from their loved ones."

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