(WWBT) - It was a typical shift for a New Mexico EMT last Friday, but it took a tragic turn when she arrived at an emergency call.
In a report filed by NBC affiliate KOB-TV, Jessie Carabajal, a 20-year EMT, was working her normal shift for a service just south of Gallup, New Mexico.
"And we heard a call come in that there was an unresponsive female, and it looked like a vehicle accident. So, I told my partner lets go, we gotta go. We were tired, we hadn't eaten," Carabajal recalled to KOB-TV.
Jessie told the TV station that both she and her partner knew the area pretty well and headed to the scene a short distance away.
When she arrived, the mother of two made a devastating realization.
"My partner said this ones gone…ect…so I went to the patient that I was gonna have and I looked…And, I said oh my gosh, that's my daughter, and I looked real quick back to the other patient and I said, oh my god that's my other daughter," she shared.
Both of Carabajal's adult daughters, 34-year-old Kaylessa and 29-year-old Kaylena, had died in the crash.
"So, I sat there and I prayed…because I didn't know what else to do and I know they were gone. It was one of my biggest fears as an EMT," she shared.
She also saw the driver she believes to be responsible for the crash.
"And the momma anger, you know. You're a mom and hurts your child…I took off after him, out of anger, but one of the [cops] grabbed me…And, I just let it go," Carabajal said.
KOB-TV reports Kaylessa and Kaylena left behind three daughters between them; ages 14, 13, and 9.
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