WFAA 8 News is reporting a car-train collision in Mexico claimed the lives of four family members from Irving.
Chris Ahuyon, an Irving car mechanic, is married to Mercedes Borquez Ahuyon. They have four children. On the morning of June 26, Mercedes was on vacation with the kids and her mother Sofia Borquez in Chihuahua, Mexico. It was a trip they'd made many times before.
Mercedes was driving in the area of Conchos Station near Chihuahua when their vehicle either stalled on train tracks or she just didn't see the train coming. The train slammed into the passenger side of their Chevy Tahoe. Mercedes and her mother Sofia were killed along with two of the children: Cresencio, 6, and Cristobal, 6-months.
The oldest son, 13-year-old Cesar, is in serious condition at Hospital Infantil de Especialidades de Chihuahua with his dad Chris Ahuyon and his only surviving brother Cruz, 2, by his bedside.
The community is rallying to help the grieving survivors and to help shoulder the financial burden of bringing the victims home for burial here in Texas.
A food fundraiser was planned to last through 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9th at 411. W. Marshall Drive in Grand Prairie.
Also, next Tuesday July 12th, Aspen Creek Grill at 4300 W. Airport Freeway will donate 10% of their sales to the Ahuyon-Borquez family.