LAS VEGAS -- Oscar Barragan tries to hold back tears after his 3-year-old sister Elena Rivera died Saturday in a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver.
"One set of tears starts, the whole room starts. It's crazy just trying to hold it together,” he said.
Rivera was riding in a car with her family near Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane, when they stopped the car to ask someone a question.
"They were trying to see where my brother is, so they were asking someone were he is, and that's when I guess they got rammed from the back," Barragan said.
Metro Police says 70-year-old Charles Washington slammed into the car with his truck.
Barragan says it pains him to lose his sister, but he says the tragedy is more difficult for his pregnant mother who was also hospitalized from the accident.
"She finally got up, went to go see her. She held her hand and then, about a minute later, she passed away," Barragan said.