April 25, 2015

Kirsten and Koby Draper - kids killed by an alleged drunk driver in Texas

Kirsten Draper, age 10, and Koby Draper, age 15, died on April 22, 2015, on a highway near Liberty Hill, Texas.

Liberty Hill is a city in Williamson County with a population of just over 1600 people. 

Kirsten Draper; Koby Draper; John Alvarado
During the evening, Crystal Draper, age 37, and her four children were driving on a local highway and trying to make a left turn towards home when a pickup truck slammed into the back of their vehicle.

Tragically, Kirsten Draper and Koby Draper both died at the scene of the collision.

Crystal Draper and her sons Kris, age 13, and Kody, age 16, were rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. They are recovering.

The family has set up a fundraising site to help with medical and other expenses.

John Alvarado, age 45, of Austin, Texas, has been charged with intoxication related manslaughter and driving without a valid license. Family members reported that he had been drinking before the collision. The Police stated that hours after the crash, John Alvarado was still slurring his words.

John Alvarado has several previous alcohol-related offences on his police record.
Angels of God, pray for Kirsten and Koby and for those who
have lost them.

John Alvarado is innocent unless proven guilty.

However we offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

School friends and teachers of both Kirsten and Koby are in mourning over these kids.

Kirsten and Koby's loved ones are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. Both were good kids who always had a smile on their faces and who were always having fun. They loved their family and they were loved in return. The family is now broken. Kirsten and Koby will be forever mourned.

Kirsten and Koby are survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever miss them.

Pray for justice for Kirsten and Koby.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Kirsten and Koby are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

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