A family from Hobbs, New Mexico was torn apart from two of their loved ones over the weekend after a head-on car collision. The victims, Priscilla Mungia and her daughter Viviana, were killed in an alleged drunk driving crash around 10:20 p.m. on Lovington Highway around Jack Gomez Boulevard.
According to officials, 27-year-old Keevisen Gould was the driver of the white Dodge pickup truck. Witnesses say that the white pickup truck was traveling northbound and swerving when he hit Mungia’s red Chrysler head-on. He has been charged with two counts of homicide by motor vehicle and one count of great bodily harm by motor vehicle.
Mungia was taken to the hospital where she later died and her daughter Viviana died at the scene. There was a passenger in Gould’s vehicle, Shane Betselie, that was seriously hurt in the wreck as well.
A third vehicle was also involved in the crash. The driver, Antonio Ramirez, struck the Dodge pickup truck after the first head-on collision, but no injuries were reported in that vehicle.
In 1980, a drunk driver killed Mungia’s mother as well. This is the second encounter the family has had with losing a loved one to a drunk driving accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving costs the United State $132 billion a year and costs each adult in this country about $500 per year; not only that, but drunk driving crashes take 28 lives ever day in America.