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North Valley family seeks justice in deadly DUI crash that left grandparents dead – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-07-09 02:16:00 –

Madera, CA (KFSN)-A close North Valley family mourns the death of their grandparents.

A man suspected of drunk driving died in an accident.

Anthony Hidalgo, the oldest grandson of Pam and Joe Juarez, said:

The couple have been married for 38 years and were 6-year-old parents and 15-year-old grandparents.

They loved the outdoors, camping, and spending time on the lake.

So they headed to Lake Tahoe for a weekend vacation on June 25th.

They had to hurry to their son’s house to get some things.

“They were supposed to come here in 20 minutes, and he talked to them probably around 9:20, and they never showed.” With the youngest daughter of Pam and Joe Juarez. One Gabriella Juarez said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Pam, 56, and Joe, 57, were driving west on Santa Fairvenue, approaching Atwater’s Spaceport Entry.

They were only a few minutes from my son’s house.

Officials say it was when 20-year-old King Vanga crashed behind the car at high speed.

Juarez spun out and their car ignited.

Vanga capsized on the fence.

Juarez died on the scene.

Vanga was slightly injured and was imprisoned in Merced County Jail for driving under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol and manslaughter of the vehicle.

“They were just wonderful people. They didn’t deserve to die that way,” Hidalgo said.

Vanga will then escape from prison and be prosecuted next week.

The family asks someone who knows where Vanga will contact the Merced District Law Firm.

While they are waiting for justice, they are clinging to each other and sticking to the final conversation with the couple.

“A week and a half before they died, I and Joe had a conversation. He told me how much I loved me and how proud I was as a grandson. Pam was there too. I was there, “said Hidalgo. “Now, when I think about the conversation, I’m very happy that I had the opportunity, but this wasn’t the last time I heard it.”

The family plans to hold a peaceful rally outside the Merced district law firm at 8 am on Friday.

Anyone who wants to participate is welcome.

Pam and Joe Juarez will be resting in Southern California on July 20th.

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