Puerto Rican Awilda Vazquez, cancer survivor and who gained notoriety for appearing and inspiring Raymond Arrieta During one of the Da Vida walks, he tragically died along with several family members in an accident in the Dominican Republic.
The woman, who appeared on stage and surprised Arrieta in June of this year, She was accompanied by her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law in one of the cars that was crushed by a cement wall. that fell on several vehicles on a road in Santo Domingo. The collapse occurred during heavy rains in the Dominican capital.
“Today is one of the saddest days of my life. I can not speak”, were the first statements by the presenter and comedian through his social networks. However, other words from Arrieta regretting what happened appeared on Telemundo’s website. “Still absorbing the news… I can’t believe it. I am very, very sad. I remember the day I met her, her daughter crying with joy and her triumphant fight against cancer. They will be very sad days for me. “What a special woman, a fighter who marked my life,” express.
The other victims were identified as Ramon Martinez (Vazquez’s husband) and Maria Nereida Martinez (her daughter).
A few months ago, Vazquez moved the country by fulfilling his promise to donate more than $5,000 to the Cancer hospital and meeting the comedian during the closing of the walk.
The unfortunate fall of the wall, which was intended to help speed up traffic in Santo Domingo, collapsed on Saturday afternoon just when there was a lot of traffic in the area. “We recovered about nine bodies (four women and five men) in that area”Delfin Rodriguez, deputy director of Civil Defense Operations in the capital, told The Associated Press.
Rodriguez also indicated that the heavy rains also caused floods that swept away cars and flooded residential sectors.