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Mary-Elizabeth Frizzell says she is not angry with the truck driver involved in a deadly crash that claimed her great-grandchild's life. Justin Kalak, 7, died instantly in a accident on Highway 281 near Hollow Brook Boulevard on Monday.
Frizzell says her husband, 43-year-old Ramon Justo Alvarado Jr., suffered a fractured skull. Their were three people in the SUV at the time, including Kalak's 5-year-old sister Julianne.
She walked away relatively unharmed. Alvarado slammed into a broken down 18-wheeler partially on the shoulder of Highway 281. Witnesses say the truck driver did not have any reflective triangles or flares to warn drivers that the truck was not moving. The San Antonio Police Department has not filed in charges in the crash. Frizzell says investigators tell her that the truck driver is to blame for the crash. However Frizzell says she forgives him, "I feel sorry for him. I forgive him because this is something he has to live with for the rest of his life."
Kalak's family is collecting funds for the little boy's funeral at Chase Bank.
It is set up under Justin Charles Edward Kalak.
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Technicality topples key financial reporting bill
May 22, 2013 02:25 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A much-watched bill designed to give the public more information on schools, taxes, government spending and debt held by state entities has gone down on a House technicality.
The measure was sponsored by Sen. Tommy Williams, who chairs the Senate's powerful Finance Committee. It was carried in the House by Rep. Jim Pitts, head of appropriations.
The bill would have required increased disclosure by public bodies. But it died Tuesday night, after San Antonio Democratic Rep. Philip Cortez raised a parliamentary objection.
Critics worried it could place undo reporting burdens on smaller entities. But modifications to address those concerns had helped the bill sail through the Senate 29-1.
The bill was backed by conservative and tea party groups worried about excessive government bond debt. Some good-government groups also supported it.
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