Jacqui Saburido, who became the face of anti-drunkenness campaigns at the age of 40
Jacqui Saburido – a woman who came to life after a Texas DUI crash in Texas in a DUI Texas disaster in 1999 and became a memorable face for several anti-drunkenness campaigns, died Saturday in Guatemala, her family said. She was 40 years old.
Saburido, who was allegedly ill with cancer, moved to Guatemala City a few years ago to get better medical treatment, her cousin Jose Saburido told Austin American-Statesman.
of the death of Jacqui Saburido, who used her life-changing injuries to help others learn about the dangers of drunk driving, "the state authorities tweeted Monday after Saburido received the news of Saburido's death.  Years later, Saburido later became an advocate of the drunkard suffered severe burns to the whole body and numerous health problems after the accident near Austin in 1
999. Saburido, who was then 20 years old, and three friends sat together in a vehicle as Reggie Stephey's SUV crashed into the car and the vehicle was set ablaze when Saburido was trapped in the passenger seat, her body covered in flames for almost a minute before the paramedics were able to extinguish the fire and extract Saburido. 19659005] Jacqueline Saburido died on Saturday at the age of 40, her family said after a DUI-Ab Fall of 1999 in Texas, she suffered life-threatening injuries. “/>
Jacqueline Saburido died on Saturday at the age of 40, her family said. After a DUI accident in Texas in 1999, she suffered life-altering injuries.
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Stephey was arrested and charged with robbery assassinations for the death of two friends of Saburido. Stephey was found guilty in 2001 and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Saburido underwent 120 operations after the crash and remained severely disfigured – but she used her terrible injuries and shattering stories to warn others of the dangers of drunken driving. Faces of Drunk Driving estimates that one billion people around the world have heard their story.
She became the face of the Texas Drug Driving Campaign and was featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show.  "Even if it means sitting here in front of a camera with no ears, no nose, no eyebrows and no hair, I do it a thousand times when it will help someone make a smart decision," Saburido said during one your press availability.
Saburido said that in 2009 she would have to move on with her life a decade after the night that changed her world forever.
"Emotionally, I could not move forward," she said, according to the Austin American, "I want to be happy with myself, accept myself, and be more independent."