Youth football team stepping up to help family of wrong-way crash

Husband and wife killed in head-on crash

SAN ANTONIO -- Jose and Rosa Arias were dedicated parents to their four children.

"They were really good people," Vanessa Ramirez said.

Ramirez has known the Arias family since June. Their boys play on the Highland Warhawks Youth Football Team together.

Investigators said 49-year-old Justin Fey, a sergeant with the 502nd Security Forces Squadron, crashed head on into the Arias family at Loop 1604 and FM 1346 around noon on Saturday.

Ramirez said the Arias family had just left the football field at Converse North Park for their 5-year-old's little league football game when they were hit by Fey.

Ramirez said three of Jose and Rosa's four children were inside the car. The kids range from five to 14-years-old, their 16-year-old daughter stayed home because she wasn't feeling well.

"They did everything for their kids. They really did make a life for their kids as enjoyable as possible," Ramirez said.

During the game, Saturday 5-year-old Jose Jr was a star on the field, according to Ramirez.

"That day he got three kid's flags it was the first time he got some flags," she said.

Both Jose and Rosa were there to see it happen. Now the team is stepping up to help the children.

"We are opening an account for expenses to help raise these four kids that no longer have their parents to help them with these finances," Ramirez said.

Little Jose has been released from the hospital.

KENS 5 checked to see if Fey had a criminal background, but found no prior record.

(© 2016 KENS)


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