Family of teens killed in Dolan Springs crash seeks justice after suspect released on bond

Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 20:53:34-05

DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ — A family devastated by a crash that killed two 13-year-olds and seriously injured a 19-year-old is demanding justice after the suspect posted bail over the weekend.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office responded to the fatal crash on Pierce Ferry Road in Dolan Springs on July 25. Three cousins were on a four-wheeler when a truck slammed into them.

Jocelyn Escamilla and Evelyn Arias, both 13, died at the scene. Paola Gil-Carrasco, 19, has been in the hospital fighting for her life. She was in a coma, suffered multiple broken bones, and has undergone several surgeries.

"The whole entire family is like broken," said Karina Carrasco.

Jocelyn was Carrasco's oldest daughter.

"She was my best friend. She was so smart and beautiful. She loved doing her TikTok videos, dancing all over the house. She was an A student at school. She was turning into a beautiful woman like how you see in the pictures, and her life just got taken away like that," said Carrasco.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says the driver of the truck, 27-year-old Brock Amelia Hill, was arrested after trying to run from the scene. He's facing several charges, including two counts of manslaughter, failure to report an accident involving injury or death, felony aggravated assault, and DUI.

"They deserve to get justice. Just because they're not here with us doesn't mean they don't have a voice," said Carrasco.

According to the Mohave County jail, Hill posted his $25,000 bond over the weekend.

"It kills me inside to know that he's out there free and my babies are gone, and there's nothing we can do to get them back," said Carrasco.

In most cases, people are entitled to post bond. It's the amount that's up for discussion.

The Deputy Mohave County Attorney on this case told ABC15 he thought Hill's bond was low, and while he can't speak to the judge's decision specifically, he said county judges have been considering lower bonds because of COVID-19 to keep fewer people in the jail.

The Carrasco family believes Hill should be in jail.

His next hearing is on December 21 where the family plans to protest outside the courthouse.