Family killed in Comal County crash laid to rest

“Ever since then, I’ve kind of been in a fight or flight in fight mode,” Hector Daniel Jaimes said.

COMAL COUNTY – Five family members are in their final resting place after being killed in a crash in Comal County.

In total, seven people died on January 22nd.

Before their funeral, Hector Daniel Jaimes spoke about his loved ones.

Nancy Olvera Gonzales, she she really loved to do party decorations that was her side entrepreneur thing. But she was my mom and my dad,” Jaimes said, speaking about his 44-year-old mother.

The visitation and funeral service came nearly two weeks after Jaimes lost her, his stepdad, two brothers, and his youngest sister.

Jaimes is committed to honoring them.

“Christian, he has autism. But that didn’t stop him. He’s always happy, you know, you know, going around saying hi to everyone,” Jaimes said about his 17-year-old brother Christian Eduardo Jaimes.

“Diego, he likes soccer, Roblox. And right now, he’s wearing his soccer outfit,” he said about 8-year-old Diego Fernando Perez Olvera.

“Zia, we call her Giulietta; that’s her middle name. She was like my mom. And the way my mom raised her to kind of be like her,” he said about 6-year-old Zia Giulietta Perez Olvera.

Their loved ones filled the chapels of the Castillo Funeral Home, each holding onto one another as they mourned.

Albertin Olvera Gonzalez,” he said about his 39-year-old stepfather. “Having a stepdad, I was distant with him. But, you know, over time, we got to talk every now and then. So, you know, we I could I can say he is my dad.”

Twelve-year-old Mia Olvera Gonzalez is the sole survivor of the crash that killed everyone else in the car with her and the two people in the other vehicle.

She is home from the hospital in a wheelchair and receiving extensive physical therapy.

“Mia’s a strong 12-year-old girl. But I’ll probably cry more than her. And I’ll tell her like, hey, it’s okay to cry, too,” Jaimes said.

Her eldest brother is her guardian now. Jaimes promises to be mom and dad to her.

Jaimes says he’ll draw on their mom’s memory and strength to get them through the hard times ahead.

“It’s a long journey ahead, but I’m going to get through it no matter, no matter how hard it is, no matter how many bad days, you know, I got to do it for my family,” Jaimes said.

The Department of Public Safety is still investigating the crash and what caused it.

According to their initial report, the driver of the other vehicle hit Jaimes’ family’s car.


About the Authors

Leigh Waldman is an investigative reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in 2021. Leigh comes to San Antonio from the Midwest after spending time at a station in Omaha, NE. After two winters there, she knew it was time to come home to Texas. When Leigh is not at work, she enjoys eating, playing with her dogs and spending time with family.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.

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