Edinburg CISD officials have announced that a special bank account has been opened at First National Bank to accept donations to help an Edinburg family who lost a father and a child in serious accident the morning of Friday, Oct. 2 near Mile 19 and Val Verde Road.

Killed were Luis Diaz, the father, and his daughter, Genesis, a fourth grader at Avila Elementary in Edinburg. Mr. Diaz was on his way to leave his daughter at school at the time of the accident.

The special bank account has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.

The account at First National Bank is under the name of: Sandra Salazar, For the Benefit Of Genesis Diaz-Salazar and Family.

Donations can be made through any First National Bank branch. The special account number is Account No. 14027917.

The Edinburg CISD had grief counselors at the school on Monday morning for students and staff.

The Avila Elementary campus administration, the ECISD Board of Trustees, and Edinburg CISD Administration wish to extend condolences to the Salazar family for the loss of their father and daughter.