Two killed, child paralyzed in Phoenix car accident

A tragic crash killed a couple and paralyzed their 4-year-old child. Police say a drunk driver is to blame.

The family says they are devastated by the loss, but right now their attention is focused on the little girl fighting for her life.

Then 4-year-old was in the back, in a car seat, when the police say the drunk driver slammed into the car.

28-year-old Crystal McDonald and 27-year-old Isaiah Blanco were both killed in a car crash on 67th Avenue and Indian School.

Their daughter, 4-year-old Esperanza was severely injured, and now paralyzed.

"My granddaughter Espie, she's cheerful, very smart, she's always running around, now she can't do that anymore, it hurts me really hard," said Cora Willis.

The suspect in the deadly crash, Octovio Grado, survived.

Police say he was impaired when he crossed the center line and collided into the family's car.

They say his blood alcohol content level was three times the legal limit.

"The hardest part is trying to explain to her that she will never be able to see her parents again, and having to deal with her life the way she's going to be living it out," said Felicia Tsosie.

"It hurts me really hard because I love her to death, and she's all I got now," said Willis.

The family gathered at the hospital with Esperanza; the little girl's name means hope. And now Esperanza is giving them the hope they need to keep going.

"I think God gave us something that we can have her in our lives," she said.

There is also a fourth victim fighting for his life, a cousin riding in the car with the family.

The family is now raising money to help with funeral costs; they also want the public to know that there have been several fraudulent fundraising pages set up using the victim's names.

If you'd like to donate visit:

You can also donate at any Wells Fargo account, reference Cora Willis, account 5671277779 
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