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Family Remembers Victims on Wrong-Way Fatal Crash

Family members of the fatal crash victims from a weekend wreck say they've lost the glue that holds them together.
Family members of the fatal crash victims from a weekend wreck say they've lost the glue that holds them together.

Juan Rios, his mother, Terry, and his fiancee, Amy Culwell, were on their way home from a weekend getaway in Fort Worth along with Juan and Amy's four-year-old daughter Taylee.

They were about one-third of the way home when they were hit head-on by a vehicle driven by Wise County Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson.

Juan, Terry, and Amy were killed.

Taylee, thankfully, survived and is now at home recovering and is in the care of relatives.

While they're grateful Taylee is doing well, family members are still left with many questions about the horrific crash.

"Why didn't she stop? She was in the grass," Virginia Kay Brachwitz, Terry's sister, says. "She could have easily stopped, but she went on. Took three precious lives. Killed three people."

Days after the crash, family members say they still can't understand how and why it happened.

Through their memories and the pictures they still have, family members want Taylee to know this about her parents.

"That they really cared about her. That she was the joy of their lives," Frances Medina, one of Terry's sisters, says.

They say there's only one way to go from here so they can stay strong for Juan and Amy's little girl.

"Forward. To care for Taylee. And love her. And to make sure she knows that even though Juan and Amy are not with us physically, and Terry, my sister, her ma, aren't with us physically, that they're here spiritually," Medina says.

Services for Juan Rios, Terry Rios, and Culwell are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Quanah with burial at Goodlett Cemetery to follow.
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