Three Teens Killed in Bryan Accident Remembered

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Family and friends are remembering three teens killed in a fiery crash this weekend.

Alex Dicky, Dillon Benavides and Gus Benavides died early Sunday when the car they were in struck a tree and burst into flames.

Now, their loved ones are making sure the memories of the three live on forever.

"One of my friends called me and I didn't believe it cause I didn't think it would happen to her," Bryan High School Sophomore Deanna Jimenez said.

Jimenez lost her best friend Alex Dicky early Sunday morning.

"She never was mad," Jimenez said. "She was really sweet, she always had a smile on, and she wanted to live life to the fullest."

Alex was looking forward to her sophomore year at Bryan High School, she was a member of the Bryan Junior Varsity Soccer Team and liked to spend time with her friends.

"She treated everyone with respect and she never yelled at anyone, never treated them bad," Jimenez said.

Gus and Dillon Benavides were also killed in the crash.

Gus had just graduated from Normangee High School and was considered the quieter of the two brothers.

Dillon, who friends say was dating Alex, was preparing for his junior year.

"Dillon was very sweet, he was very funny, he always made Alex laugh," Jimenez said.

Deanna is not alone. Others are remembering the teenagers taken too soon.

Flowers have been placed at the scene of the accident, so those lost will never be forgotten.

The principal of Normangee High School, where both Gus and Dillon went to school, released this statement today.

"On behalf of the entire Normangee community, I want to express my profound sorrow at the loss of these fine young men," Normangee Principal Joey Geletka said. "This tragic accident fills us with sadness, and we offer our deepest sympathies to Gus and Dillon's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. They will be greatly missed."

On another note, police suspect alcohol was involved in the accident.

News Three has learned that one of the victims had previous alcohol related arrests.

Gus Benavides was arrested last month in Madison County for driving while intoxicated. He was out on bond at the time of the accident.

Officials also tell us, Benavides was arrested in 2007 for driving under the influence. He paid a $350 fine for that charge.

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