Jacqui Saburido, a woman who became a memorable face of anti-drunk driving campaigns afte suffering life-changing injuries in a DUI crash in Texas 1999, has died. She was 40.
Her death was confirmed by her family, who said that Saburido passed away on Saturday, April 20, in Guatemala.
Her cousin Jose Saburido told media that Jacqui, who had been battling cancer, moved to Guatemala City years ago in order to get better medical treatment.
The state agency took to Twitter on Monday, April 22, to pay tribute to Jacqui, writing,
TABC [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] is saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqui Saburido, who used her life-changing injuries to help tell others about the dangers of drunk driving.
Here's the tweet, check it out.
TABC is saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqui Saburido, who used her life-changing injuries to help tell others about the dangers of drunk driving. To learn more about Jacqui's story, please visit: https://t.co/AOBZ06wIjc pic.twitter.com/w37Pbe4EzL
— Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (@TexasABC) April 22, 2019
Jacqui became an advocate against drunken driving years after suffering severe burns on her body and many other health issues following the crash. She underwent 120 surgeries after the accident.
She became the face of anti-drunken driving campaigns which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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