LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The family of a father and son killed in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 95 Saturday morning is speaking out.
Porfirio Robledo Gonzalez, 71, and his adult son, Rodolfo Robledo Aguilera, 42, were hit and killed by a gray Chevy pickup truck that was traveling southbound on U.S. 95 from the Rancho northbound off ramp.
Police said the driver of the Chevy truck was impaired.
“The other driver was drunk; he was driving at excess speeds that they had been hit head-on and the crash had instantly killed them,” said Reyna Robledo, the sister and daughter of the victims.
The pain has been unbearable for the Robledo family.
“That man has no idea the pain he has caused all due to a huge irresponsibility,” Reyna Robledo said.
Family members say both men were hard workers and were on their way to a side job to help pay bills. According to a GoFundMe started by his brother, Rodolfo had worked at Boulder Station for more than a decade. Family members say he leaves behind four small children.
“I can’t fathom the idea that he left, that he left me, my life without him has no meaning,” said Eliosa de Robledo, wife and mother of the victims.
“I think we’re all-in shock, that is the first word that comes to mind, because we still don’t believe this,” said Reyna Robledo.
The wrong-way driver in the Chevy was transported to UMC with moderate injuries.
The family has one last message for people who consider driving drunk.
“Those of you who are drunk or drugged, you do not know the damage that you cause driving in this state. There are innocent people on the roads,” Reyna Robledo said.
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