Authorities reveal identities of victims killed in accident near Encinal – KGNS

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) – The three victims who lost their lives during a horrific car accident near Encinal over the weekend have been identified.
The family of two victims spoke to KGNS News and they are reaching out to the public for help during this difficult time.
Two of the victims were a married couple, Mayra Santos, and Alexa Martinez Santos.
The families of both women say that Mayra was a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, and her wife Alexa was a speech pathologist at Doctors Hospital.
The couple was on their way to San Antonio when they lost their lives.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety initial reports say a Ford Taurus was traveling south on I-35
When the driver lost control of the wheel and went into the grassy median.
With no barriers in place, the Ford then crashed head-on into a Kia Sedan just before 6 a.m.
According to DPS, due to injuries sustained the driver of the Ford Taurus Kristian Rocha, 26 from Mission TX, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mayra and Alexa’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.
Below is the official statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the passing of Officer Mayra Santos:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) confirms that CBP Officer Mayra A. Santos was an employee of the agency. She entered on duty on November 5, 2019 at the Laredo Port of Entry. On behalf of the entire CBP Laredo Family, we extend our deepest condolences to CBPO Santos’ family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
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