‘I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye,‘: Mother mourns the loss of her teen daughter after fatal crash

Police say drivers in two vehicles were racing; driver in fourth vehicle believed to have fled from scene

SAN ANTONIO – A third victim has died after a major crash involving four vehicles on the city’s North Side last month, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened June 24 at the intersection of Pinewood Lane and McCullough Avenue.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified all of the victims, and the third victim was the most recent to be identified.

James Edward Ewell III, 20; Briana Sorrell, 15; and Derek Allen Twyman all died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to officials.

On Sunday, Sorrell’s mother spoke out about her daughter’s passing, saying she was unaware for quite some time before learning of her death.

“I didn’t know anything about it until the 26th. I am like, my baby has been dead for two days and I am just now being told. I didn’t know she passed in the crash. I didn’t even know she was in the car,” said her mother, Shirley Sorrell.

Sorrell said she wishes she had been able to say goodbye to her daughter one last time.

“I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to her or I love her, you know. All I said was, ‘I have five dollars’ and she said, ‘I will bring your change back.‘”


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