FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — A 14-year-old Marble Falls boy died during a family trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, in an automobile accident that sent several other family members to a hospital.
“Our (Marble Falls Independent School District) student body lost one of its Mustangs when Albert Monzon Jr., an incoming ninth-grader, passed away due to an automobile accident this weekend (July 23-24),” district officials stated in a media release. “Other members of the Monzon family were also injured in the accident and are currently receiving critical care in a hospital out of the country.”
According to a GoFundMe.com page set up for the Monzon family, they were making an annual visit to see relatives in Guanajuato when they were involved in the accident. Father Alberto, mother Melissa and daughter Lizette were also injured in the accident.
Melissa and Lizette are in critical condition in a Monterrey, Mexico, hospital.
Alberto Monzon and the three other children are in the town where the accident occurred without a vehicle, according to the GoFundMe page. Friends who set up the account are seeking donations to support the family, help them reunite and give Albert a proper funeral.
“Albert was a lovable, caring teenager who loved his family unconditionally and was known as his dad’s sidekick,” according to the GoFundMe page set up by Ana Soto-De La Hoya. “His smile lit up a room. His laugh would make anyone laugh. He was a type of teenager who would take his shirt off his back for someone in need.
“His life was cut too short, but in our heart, forever he will live,” the statement continued.
As of July 25, a family member posted on the GoFundMe page that the hospitalized children were talking and able to move their extremities. The post added that Melissa was “restless and wants to go home.”
Once the family members are in stable condition, they will be transported to Laredo and then possibly, to San Antonio, the post added.
MFISD officials said Marble Falls High School and Marble Falls Middle School campuses will have grief counselors available for any student who feels they need help dealing with the pain of Albert’s death.
The high school is located at 2101 Mustang Drive and the middle school is located at 1511 Pony Circle Drive.
Go to gofundme.com/2g3osws to make a donation to support the family with funeral, hospital costs, transportation and other expenses they might face in this time.