SAN ANTONIO- Police are investigating the cause of Monday’s deadly accident involving an SUV that crashed into a stalled out 18-wheeler along north Highway 281 near Brookhollow. They say it’s too soon to tell if any charges will be filed against anyone. But one thing is for sure the victim's family members say they're not blaming anyone.
Seven- year old Justin Kalak died on impact at the crash site. His grandfather who is Justin’s legal guardian was driving. Forty three- year old Ramón Justo Alvarado, Jr. is listed in critical condition at University Hospital.
Justin’s sister five- year old Julianne Kalak was also in the vehicle and is now hospitalized in stable condition.
“It's only human to think what if, what if. We don't know we weren't there. We didn't see it happen. The weather was bad. Only God knows what happened,” explained Angel Diaz, Alvarado’s sister, as she talked about the accident.
Diaz sat with other family members in their home as she talked about Justin, stating, “He was a happy little boy with special needs. He’s vibrant, precious, funny, outgoing”.
Family members say Justin was very close to his younger sister, Julianne whom they also describe as having special needs. And while Julianne was taken to the hospital she is physically OK in stable condition, but she is still trying to understand her brother's death.
“She says that she knows that Justin is with Jesus right now. He's in heaven,” said Diaz.
Meanwhile, the driver of the 18-wheeler was not physically injured. But, he did say he has a young daughter and could not imagine the pain the victims’ family is going through. He added that he wished he had died in the accident.
The victims’ family members are asking for prayers for their loved one. They have set up a bank account at Chase Bank to help pay for little Justin's funeral expenses. The bank account is listed under Justin Kalak.