The mother of siblings killed in a fatal crash in Wilmington last week said her son told her he loved and missed her in their final phone call.
Elexis Garcia, 18, and Elias Garcia, 16, were killed last Thursday in a crash blocks away from their high school. Tonya Garcia, who lives in San Diego, opened up about the last time she spoke to her son, when they spoke about the siblings' excitement to be attending winter formal, which took place last Friday.
"I go... 'You're going to look so handsome.' He goes, 'Mom, I really miss you, and I love you,'" Garcia said. "I didn't know that was going to be the last time I was going to hear his voice."
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She said her children, who lived with family in Wilmington and attended Banning High School, were inseperable, and that her daughter Elexis "always had her brother's back."
Garcia also said she traveled to the crash scene when she discovered what had happened.
"My sister called and... I said, 'Those are my babies.' She said, 'No, they're not, I don't believe it,' and I said, 'I don't believe it either, I need to get down there,'" Garcia said. "They wouldn't let me see anything, and all I wanted to do was see them. I just wanted to see them one last time, because I idn't believe it."
Both of her children will now be laid to rest in the clothes they had chosen to wear at their winter formal.
"It's hard to lose both of them, you know? But neither of them could have lived without each other," Garcia said. "I can't wait to see them someday, I really can't."
The siblings were in a red Honda on Thursday when it crashed. Surveillance video showed their car speeding next to a pickup truck shortly before the crash.
The Honda somehow wound up on the wrong side of the road and crashed into a van, police said. Two passengers in the car were injured.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to NBC4 Thursday that the crash is being investigated as an accident and it is not considered a street race.