Mother wants justice for her son who died in rollover crash on I-10
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -- The family of a man killed in a rollover crash on I-10 and Kino Parkway wants justice.
The man accused of causing the crash, 32-year-old David Molina, is in jail -- facing manslaughter, aggravated assaults and now DUI charges.
Bail is set at 150-thousand dollars. The family hopes Molina doesn't walk out of Pima County Adult Detention any time soon, because they believe the crash wasn't simply an accident.
DPS says a silver Pontiac sedan struck a red Toyota truck from behind -- causing it to flip. 20-year-old Rene Teasley died in the crash. Teasley's family told KGUN9 that he was headed to a yard salewith the driver, 48-year-old Micheal Spicker, and his 13-year-old son.
Teasley's brother was in a car ahead of him and went back after they didn't show up. He said when he arrived at the crash screen, "I looked at him for a second and I ran out. I couldn't be there. it just didn't look like him."
Teasley's mother, Karen Cardina, wants justice for her son.
"It's not fair. It's not fair." Not fair, she said, that Molina, who the Department of Public Safey said caused the crash, is charged with 1 count of manslaughter and 2 counts of aggravated assault. And on Monday, one count of DUI was added.
Cardina wants more.
'I want him charged with murder," she said.
In a video court appearance on Sunday night, an attorney on the case told the Judge that Molina had two older DUI's.
DPS is conducting a DUI investigation and is waiting for the analysis, but Cardina believes this could be Molina's third DUI.
"For him to be 32 years old and have his third one and kill one person already and possibly another, it's just, it's not enough," said Cardina. "You don't drink and you don't drive. You just don't do that. It kills people and for him to have two DUI's, he should know better." she said.
The 13-year-old rode underneath the campershell and was thrown from the truck. Cardina said she spoke to the boy's family on Monday and he remains in critical condition. "They don't know if he's going to make it. It's really sad. He's only 13 years old."
Molina will be back in front of a judge for a preliminary hearing September 25th at 1:30.