Trina Garcia wants no condolences for the loss of her brother because she can’t stop thinking about the man he killed.
“I am so mad at my brother,” Garcia, 42, said through angry tears. “It was so selfish.”
Both men died at the scene and Messermore’s passenger was injured.
Garcia admits she had not been close to her brother due to his alcoholism, which allegedly began after his 15-year-old son was killed in a crash five years ago.
“My nephew – also named William – died after he was practicing driving on a dirt road in Homeland. The car flipped and landed on him,” she said, explaining that the boy had his learner’s permit and the crash happened in the presence of his mother.
“My brother wanted to die after that. He got what he wanted. Good. But he killed someone else,” she said. “He was a drunk.”
Police have not ruled the crash a suicide.
Messermore’s ashes will be interred with his son at Elsinore Valley Cemetery, but there will be no service, Garcia said.
“I want nothing for him,” she continued, noting that she and one aunt are her brother’s sole survivors.
“I’m sorry I wasn’t closer to him, but I don’t know if there was anything I could have done,” she added.
Garcia said she has not cried over the loss of her brother but instead is haunted by what he did.
“When I tear up, I’m thinking about that 25-year-old. I am so sorry for his family.”
Meanwhile, the Camilli family is trying to raise funds for Mathew's children, who were reportedly at home waiting for their father's return from the market the night he was killed.
According to the website Go Fund Me, which is accepting online donations for the family, Mathew left behind a daughter Ashley, 4, a son Travis, 2, and his fiance, Brittany, according to a posting.
"This money is going to be used to pay for the funeral and help Brittany and the kids," the posting reads. "[Mathew] is loved by many people. Especially his twin brother Louis Camilli. Please help with anything you can. Every penny counts to this family."