Jacqui Saburido Biography – Jacqui Saburido Wiki
Jacqui Saburido born Jacqueline Saburido Garcia, was a Venezuelan activist and burn survivor who campaigned against drunk driving.
Saburido became an advocate against drunken driving years after she suffered severe burns all over her body and numerous health issues following the 1999 crash near Austin. Saburido, who was 20 at the time, and three friends were together in a vehicle when Reggie Stephey’s SUV plowed into the car. The vehicle caught fire with Saburido trapped in the front passenger seat. Her body was covered in flames for almost a minute before paramedics were able to extinguish the blaze and pull Saburido out.
Jacqui suffered extensive third-degree burns that left her blind, melted off her hair, and resulted in the loss of her ears, lips, nose and eyelids. She also lost use of her hands. She was not expected to survive.
Stephey was arrested and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter stemming from the deaths of two of Saburido’s friends. Stephey was found guilty in 2001 and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Saburido underwent 120 surgeries after the crash and was left severely disfigured — but she used her horrific injuries and harrowing story to warn others about the dangers of drunken driving.
Jacqui Saburido Age
She was born on 20 December 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela. She died on 20 April 2019 in Guatemala City, Guatemala aged 40.
Jacqui Saburido Parents
She was the only child of Rosalia and Amadeo Saburido.
Jacqui Saburido Death
She died on 20 April 2019 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She was 40 years old. Following the news of Jacqui Saburido’s death, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission wrote on Twitter, “TABC is saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqui Saburido, who used her life-changing injuries to help tell others about the dangers of drunk driving.”
TABC is saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqui Saburido, who used her life-changing injuries to help tell others about the dangers of drunk driving. To learn more about Jacqui’s story, please visit: https://t.co/AOBZ06wIjc pic.twitter.com/w37Pbe4EzL
— Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (@TexasABC) April 22, 2019
According to Jacqui’s cousin Jose Saburido, she moved to Guatemala City several years ago to receive better medical treatment in her fight against the disease.
Jacqui Saburido Cause of Death – How Did Jacqui Saburido Die
Jacqui Saburido’s cause of death was cancer.
Jacqui Saburido Type of Cancer – Jacqui Saburido Cancer
This information is being updated.
Jacqui Saburido on Oprah
On 20 May 2011, Saburido appeared in one of the last episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was dedicated to Winfrey’s favorite guests.