Visalia parents killed in Kingsburg crash, charges yet to be filed

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Matthew and Sharnae Cuellar died in the head-on collision. (KFSN)

Charges have yet to be filed against a suspected DUI driver who killed two people in a crash in Kingsburg.

Matthew and Sharnae Cuellar died in the head-on collision. Sharnae's dad, Ruben said, "It's my loss but heaven's gain and a lot of that is what keeps me going."

The crash happened on December 17th. CHP Officers say 58-year-old Randall Corcoran caused it when he drifted out of his lane in a pickup truck. Corcoran survived and so did the Cellars three daughters -- but the oldest, five-year-old Angelina, is still in the hospital. She has broken bones and has gone through several operations. Family members say she just started responding on New Year's Eve.

"I called her by the nickname that I gave her... she responded," said Ruben Cuellar Jr., "She's raising her hands and her eyes are open."

Corcoran is also in the hospital with broken legs and an injured hip. He could be facing charges but none have been filed yet. The Fresno County District Attorney's Office says CHP officers have to complete their investigation before the case can be reviewed.

Still, Cuellar says the guilt will weigh heavier than any punishment by law.

Cuellar added, "That man is gonna live with that for the rest of his life... he took two people's lives and the kids are left by themselves."

In the meantime. Cuellar is focused on his granddaughters and he's hanging on to the memory of his daughter Sharnae.

"If anything, hug your kids, love your kids because you never know... tomorrow you might not see them," Cuellar said.

Randall Corcoran's family says he is recovering slowly, he is aware of the situation and he is remorseful.

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