Mayra Ospina, a 23-year-old woman from Texas, was declared brain dead on Tuesday, one day after she was hit by a drunk driver. According to KHOU, the incidents leading to Mayra's death happened Monday morning.
Mayra and her boyfriend Luis Ramirez were reportedly traveling in their car when they saw another vehicle with a group of people trapped inside it in a ditch on the side of the Barker Cypress Road in Houston.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez later confirmed that Mayra and Luis quickly stopped to check on the status of the passengers in the stuck car. They were later joined by another group of good samaritans.
Even as the group was making plans to haul the crashed car from the ditch, a suspected drunk driver -- later identified as 26-year-old Zachary Castro -- slammed into them with his pickup truck.
The incident left three people hurt. Of the three, Mayra received the worst injuries and was admitted to a local hospital. Her boyfriend Luis and another person were also taken to a hospital, albeit with less severe injuries. Luis is still in the ICU, while the condition of the third victim is reported as stable.
A total of five vehicles were left damaged in the crash.
According to Cameron Neff, who witnessed the crash, he and Mayra were part of a small group that had stopped to assist the people who were inside the crashed car.