HOUSTON – Family participants of Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos say he informed them he had misplaced the brakes of the tractor-trailer that brought about a deadly and fiery 28-automobile crash on I-70 Thursday afternoon.
Speaking to ABC associate KTRK-TV in Houston, Elvis Sedeño, Aguilera-Mederos’ brother-in-law, stated the driving force’s spouse received a call from Colorado Thursday, however, grew concerned after Aguilera-Mederos did not return her calls.
Sedeño instructed KTRK-TV that in the end, they have been capable of getting a maintain of Aguilera-Mederos, who instructed them he became within the health center after he had had a coincidence and that doctors were strolling a few checks to make certain he turned into OK. The driver became injured, but now not seriously.
Sedeño informed journalists in Houston that Aguilera-Mederos did now not screen more about the coincidence he was concerned in because he did now not want to worry his family.
During the interview outdoor his the front door, Sedeño learned four people had died in the crash and that his brother-in-law turned into arrested for investigation of four counts of vehicular homicide.
“It’s hard to accept as true with, it’s hard to agree with,” Sedeño instructed newshounds Friday. “Thank God he’s OK, however, I also feel bad for the human beings who have died.” He stated his sister — Aguilera-Mederos’ wife — changed into hurting after studying the details of the crash.
The man’s brother-in-regulation additionally advised newshounds he believed Aguilera-Mederos changed into using back to Houston earlier than the lethal crash occurred.
Sedeño informed reporters his brother-in-regulation, who’s from Cuba and who turned into within the U.S. Legally on an inexperienced card at the time of the crash, has been an everlasting resident for approximately four or 5 years.
He also stated Aguilera-Mederos had handiest been riding for the company who owns the trailer for approximately a yr. The agency is based in Houston, Sedeño advised journalists Friday.
CNN said Friday that Aguilera-Mederos’ brother was additionally advised by using the semi motive force that his brakes failed earlier than the crash befell.
As of 4 p.M. Friday, Aguilera-Mederos had now not been officially charged on the 4 counts of vehicular homicide. His advisement is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.M. He may want to face extra charges.