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30 November 2020
After a fatal accident on Nov. 24, locals mourn the death of Austin couple Jose and Sara Miñán.
<p>Jose and Sara died after a collision with a pickup truck. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver, Michael Bowman, failed to yield the right of way when making a turn and crashed into the couple's car. Both Jose and Sara were pronounced dead on the scene after the car caught fire. It is believed that Bowman took his life after the crash.<br/></p><p>One of the couple's children, Eli, was in the car when the collision happened. He was airlifted to a hospital in Abilene with minimal injuries and has since reunited with friends and family of the Miñáns.</p><p><span></span>Sara was a teacher at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/redeemerschoolaustin/" target="_blank">Redeemer School</a>, a private school in Austin, and Jose owned <a href="http://www.greatworkspainting.com/" target="_blank">Great Works Painting</a> in Austin. </p><p>In a recent post by the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/redeemerschoolaustin/posts/10159368804318352" target="_blank">Redeemer School</a>, Sara Miñán is remembered as a faithful and loving teacher, who was adored by many.</p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e02c5806734e57d85729d64bb08bfa2c"><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/redeemerschoolaustin/posts/10159368804318352"></div></div><p>The tragic accident has brought community members together to honor the couple's legacy in Austin and help support their two boys, Eli and Ander. The boys, ages 9 and 8, have been staying with family friends of the Miñán's in Austin since the accident, according to <a href="https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin-community-vows-to-support-two-boys-who-lost-parents-in-tragic-car-crash/" target="_blank">KXAN</a>.</p><p>Hope Chapel, the Miñán's home church, also shared a post in remembrance of the couple.</p> <div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="258382b2fcd26b637b52b6059d94c947"><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/HopeChapelAustin/photos/a.460783860621897/3754621351238115/?type=3"></div></div> <p>A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the boys immediate and long-term needs, with all the money going directly to Sara's mother, Rosie McElroy.<br/></p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="ac34d9a22a5f748bedb863f31f9b8625"><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/redeemerschoolaustin/posts/10159372560813352"></div></div><p>Comments on the GoFundMe page illustrate the over pouring support and love many had toward the couple.<br/></p><p><br/></p><p>As of Monday, over $35,000 has been donated to the fund, which has a goal of $50,000.<br/></p>
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