Honoring The Memory of Two Young Girls

Honoring The Memory of Two Young Girls

Family gathers at Elmwood Memorial for balloon release.
Today marks the two year anniversary that 13-year-old, Breanna Camacho, and 15-year-old, Elexus Flores were killed in a car accident on FM 600. 

"I replay it everyday in my mind," says Rocky Flores. "Getting that knock at three in the morning, telling me what happened." Flores is the father of Brianna, and the uncle of Elexus.

"It's really hard, I keep asking why, the question I'll continue to ask is always why."

Teddy bears and white crosses still line the stretch of road where the girls were killed.

Rocky says it hasn't gotten easier, and he doesn't know if it ever will get easier.

"They left the memory with them, when they left," he says.

Although that night, and days following the accident were some of the hardest in his life, he says one glimmer of hope did shine through.

"We weren't prepared for anything like this, and the community stepped up and helped us," says Flores.

He says, the people of Abilene were there at a time, he needed them the most.

"When this accident happened, the community was real helpful towards us," he says.

He and his brother have come together to raise money for  scholarship to help young students further their education.

Funding for that scholarship is taking place with a raffle at La Voz Radio Station.

"We're raffling off an autographed helmet from Tony Dorsett, and we're also doing a jersey from the Houston Texans...Matt Schaub.

La Radio dj's Pete Garcia and Andy Olvera decided this was a cause they wanted to help out with.

"It opened up the eyes to a lot of parents, you know, this could have been your kid," said Olvera.

For rocky though, it was his child,  and his neice,  he says he will continue to speak out against drunk drivers to prevent other parents from going through the same thing.

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