EL PASO, Texas – Almost 3 months to the day that 7-year-old Alexa Barrera was hit by a car and killed in a crosswalk on her route to school, authorities told that there will be no charges brought in her death.
District Attorney Jaime Esparza declared on late Friday that 26-year-old Marisol Cervantes, the driver of the vehicle that hit Barrera, will not be bearing criminal charges.
“After thorough analysis of the facts and conditions of the unfortunate accident, it is the choice of the office that the accident did not involve criminal intent,” Esparza stated.
Cervantes had informed authorities that the sun was shining in her eyes the morning of Oct. 9, interfering with her vision at the time of the accident.
A spokesperson for Barrera’s family told that they took the district attorney’s decision not to prosecute. They also called on the public to respect the privacy of both their family and the Cervantes family, stating there had already been enough tragedy.
In the consequence of that deadly incident, parents around west El Paso’s Oran Roberts Elementary School remain to remain careful when it comes to dropping off and picking up their kids.
Many residents who live in the neighborhood adjacent to the school told while the death of Barrera was tragic, they agreed with the prosecutor that it finally was an unfortunate accident.