A 1999 DUI crash in Texas caused by Reggie Stephey caused Jacqui Saburido life-changing injuries which made her become the haunting, memorable face of several anti-drunk driving campaigns.
Jacqui Saburido death: JacquiSaburido cause of death
Jacqui died April 20, 2019 Saturday in Guatemala. She was 40 years old.
According to Jacqui’s cousin, Jose Saburido, Jacqui moved to Guatemala City several years ago to receive better medical treatment for her cancer.
Saburido became an advocate against drunken driving years after she suffered severe burns all over her body and numerous health issues following the 1999 crash near Austin.
Saburido, who was 20 at the time, and three friends were together in a vehicle when Reggie Stephey’s SUV plowed into the car.
The vehicle caught fire with Saburido trapped in the front passenger seat. Her body was covered in flames for almost a minute before paramedics were able to extinguish the blaze and pull Saburido out.
Reacting to her death, the TABC [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] tweeted:
“TABC [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] is saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqui Saburido, who used her life-changing injuries to help tell others about the dangers of drunk driving.”
May her soul rest in perfect peace.