Deadly crash victim paralyzed, no charges filed against d

San Luis

Deadly crash victim paralyzed, no charges filed against driver

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photo courtesy of Rudy Sanchez, friend. photo courtesy of Rudy Sanchez, friend.

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - It's been more than a month since the deadly rollover crash in San Luis left one correctional officer dead and another critically injured.

Dinora Abril, whose son Gustavo Abril is paralyzed, says police have not provided her with answers on the outcome of their investigation.

As we first reported, police confirmed to 13 On Your Side the driver was drunk at the time of the crash. Yet, criminal charges have not been filed against the driver.

Meanwhile, Dinora says her son is suffering emotionally and physically, and may never walk again.

"What's going on?" she asked during a phone interview in Spanish. "[The driver] must pay the consequences for all the pain and suffering he has caused our families."    

Dinora says for the last month police have only told her the investigation is ongoing and to be patient.

"Enough time has passed," she said.

The deadly rollover crash happened June 14 at 4am in a dirt area near 10th Avenue and Juan Sanchez Blvd.

Gustavo and Martin Gomez were air lifted to a Phoenix hospital. Gomez died a week later.

"His family is devastated," said Dinora who has met with Gomez's family.

Her son survived the crash but is now confined to a wheel chair. He's undergoing physical therapy to regain body movement and strength. "He's improving very very little," said Dinora.

Gustavo's mom says doctors are not giving her much hope he'll ever be able to walk again.

The driver could face vehicular manslaughter charges. San Luis police has not arrested the driver, nor have they released his name.

In the state of Arizona, vehicular manslaughter is punishable by up to 20-years in prison.

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