Witness recalls deadly Edinburg accident



It’s a sight that remains etched in the memory of an eye witness.

A day after the tragic crash and Senon Moya of Edinburg still feels numb about the whole situation.

Moya was at the scene of the fatal crash Sunday afternoon on E. Monte Cristo Road that claimed the lives of two people, 32-year-old medic of Hidalgo County EMS, Felipe Huerta Jr. and 68-year-old Delia Cortines. She was the patient in the back of the ambulance.

“It just happened so fast that no brake lights, no tire marks, no brake marks,” said Moya. “Not from the Ford or the ambulance.”

We found Moya on CBS 4’s social media account after finding out he was one of the first at the scene

“If the guy would have taken another half second or second delay you know in doing that,” said Moya. “I would’ve been dead instead of the ambulance right in front of me.”

The witness met up with CBS 4 to recount what he calls are horrific moments.

“I saw that there was a big gash on his arm, but the gash wasn’t bleeding anymore so the first thing that crossed my mind was that he had died on impact,” said Moya.

He was also caught in complete shock after learning there were more victims.

Moya recalled as a police officer opened one of the ambulance doors and the body of 24-year-old Andrea Rodriguez fell to the ground.

“My first thought was oh my God, oh my God another dead body, said Moya. “And as she hit the ground though I noticed that she coughed up blood out of her nose a little bit then out of her mouth.”

Rodriguez is currently in the hospital and is expected to recover.

According to the Hidalgo County Sherrif’s Office, the driver was more than likely under the influence making this the second fatal crash in a week due to drunk driving.

These are irresponsible actions the Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez plans to continue enforcing.

“We’re going to keep enforcing the law permitting as much as possible to be able to avoid someone from killing someone,” said Rodriguez.

“I just hope that this stuff doesn’t have to happen in our community anymore,” said Moya.

There are charges pending against the 34-year-old man who crashed into the ambulance.

He remains in the custody of Edinburg Police.

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