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Famous anti-DWI campaign spokeswoman dies

Posted: 6:45 PM, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 19:45:17-04

A woman who became the face of an anti-drunk driving campaign has died.

According to KXAN,  Jacqui Saburido died of cancer in Guatemala.

According to TxDOT , Saburido was taking a break from college when she came to the United States to study English. She had been in Texas for less than a month when the crash occurred that changed her life completely.

Natalia Bennett and four others were headed home from a birthday party in Austin around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, 1999.

Reggie Stephey, 18, was also on his way home and was drinking and driving and crashed head-on killing Bennett and Laura Guerrero.

Jacqui suffered third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body after the car caught fire.

Jacqui underwent over one hundred operations and spent her life urging people not to drink and drive.