Three generations killed in tragic Bronx Zoo accident Sunday, family speaking out

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After a van flew off the Bronx River Parkway in New York Sunday afternoon, killing seven people, the victims family is speaking out.

Ten-year-old Jocelyn Gonzalez was traveling with her mother Maria Nunez-Gonzalez, her aunt Maria Nunez, cousins 7-year-old Niely and 3-year-old Marly, and her two grandparents Jacobo and Ana Julia Nunez. All were killed in the crash.

The van was traveling on the Parkway when it hit and bounced off a left median, hit a cement base, and plunged more than 50 feet down, NBC New York reported.

The car landed in a remote ditch in the Bronx Zoo with no visitors and animals.

New York Daily News reports that father and husband Juan Gonzalez, along with Jocelyn’s two brothers, say they are heartbroken.

“I don’t want to live anymore. I’m destroyed,” Juan says, “I don’t want to be alive.”

After three generations of their family were tragically killed in one accident, 18-year-old Jonel Gonzalez said, “It’s just me and my father, my little brother. It’s hard.”

Jonel said he also feels for his uncle, who lost his wife and two children that day, too.

Deputy FDNY Chief Ron Werner told NBC New York, “I’ve been in the Fire Department 30 years, and sometimes you come upon events that are horrific, and this was one of them.”

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