Wednesday , May 22 2024

Oscar Felix's Family Speaks About His Death

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<div>A man is facing felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter charges. Police say Hector Castillo-Pichardo was driving northbound when he allegedly ran a red light, at the intersection of Friant and Copper River Drive. Police say he then broadsided a car that was turning out of Copper River Drive.</div><div><br /></div><div>Two people died in the accident, including a man in Pichardo’s car, 32-year-old Oscar Felix of Fresno.</div><div><br /></div><div>Felix’s wife and three daughters say Saturday night he didn’t have plans to go out, he was at home watching movies when he was picked up by friends and headed to the casino but never returned. Now they’re devastated and trying to figure out how to move on without him. &nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>&quot;I was sad knowing that my dad, he was my best friend, he knew me the best, we had a special bond, now he’s not here with me,&quot; Mayra Felix said. She is 12 years old and having to deal with the loss of her father. Oscar Felix was the passenger in a car driven by Hector Castillo Pichardo, the 23 year old man accused of driving under the influence on Saturday night.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>&quot;Mad, it’s against the law to do that and you still do it and its not fair that my dad had to be affected for his choice,&quot; Mayra said.</div><div><br /></div><div>Mayra described her father as a very happy person who loved to joke around and sing. In a video, he is seen recording himself singing to his favorite music. Video, pictures and memories are what’s left for this family of four now.</div><div><br /></div><div>Oscar’s wife, Karla Beltran, says he was very responsible when it came to driving, he would drink but wouldn’t drive. He would leave the car where ever he was and ask for a ride. Sadly this time, the ride was from an unlicensed and allegedly drunk driver</div><div><br /></div><div>Karla is angry at the possibility Castillo Pichardo was driving under the influence but forgives him but she hopes this tragedy is a strong message for other drivers not to drink and drive because the end result is families torn apart.</div><div><br /></div><div>The little girls said their father is now their angel and they’ll miss everything about him but what they’ll miss the most is him picking them up from school every day.</div></div>

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