Armando Espinoza’s family knows he was not in the crosswalk when he was hit by a car, but they still want to know more about the final moments leading up to the accident that killed the 64-year-old.
“It's not so much that he passed, it’s the way it happened,” his daughter Evangelina Espinoza said. ”Seeing his body the way we saw it, that’s not the way he should have gone.”
Armando was trying to cross Wurzbach around 5 a.m. Saturday morning when an SUV hit him. Police said the female driver stopped to render aid.
Armando was taken to University Hospital where he died a short time later.
Armando's daughter said she has sympathy for the woman who hit and killed her father and she is grateful that she stopped to help, but she still wants to know what other factors played a role in the accident.
“Was she texting? Or like my brother-in-law said, ‘Its four [o’clock] in the morning and we're all asleep, driving or coming home from work,’” Evangelina said.
Police are still investigating, but said the driver is unlikely to face charges.
Meanwhile, Armando’s widow is now faced with the reality that she will be unable to celebrate Christmas with her husband for the first time in 40 years.
“That's hard for me [to think about], and at the same time I feel relaxed because he's resting now,” said Evangelina.