LISTEN: Aunt of Semi Truck Driver Shares Nephew’s Experience
A video went viral earlier this week that seemed to show an out of control cement truck barreling down Transmountain at a high rate of speed. The video was notable for the rather wild reactions of the people who recorded the incident. It wasn't until later when we all found out how tragically the incident ended that concentrating on the funny commentary was no longer funny.
Jonathan Nava Galvan was the person who was watching the situation in real time and not only saw the accident on Transmountain Road near N. Desert Blvd. in northwest El Paso, but he captured the heartstopping accident as the cement truck plowed into the side of an 18 wheeler in the intersection. The video was later reposted to Twitter and people were commenting that smoke seemed to be coming out of a back tire.
On Thursday while we were on the air, the aunt of the man who was driving the 18 wheeler called Mike and Tricia Mornings and gave us some insight as to what happened in the aftermath of the accident. You can hear the emotion in her voice as she speaks about her nephew and the terrifying moments surrounding the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the cement truck driver, Ricardo Moreno Esparza of San Elizario. I can't imagine the terror he must have been feeling while trying to control that truck. In my eyes, he is a hero. He was reportedly blasting his horn to warn people and it appears that he swerved at the last moment to avoid hitting the cab of the 18 wheeler and possibly killing the driver and passenger of the 18 wheeler. May Mr. Esparza rest in peace, and may his family find peace knowing that he did his best to control the situation. What a tragedy for their family.