Family of fatal crash victim finds out he died in online story 5 days laterUPDATED 3:10 AM HST Nov 04, 2013Video Transcript
A HUSBAND KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT... AND HIS FAMILY DIDN'T FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED ... UNTIL THEY SAW A STORY ONLINE. A WIFE AND DAUGHTER ARE OUTRAGED ... APD NEVER NOTIFIED THEM. TONIGHT, ACTION SEVEN NEWS REPORTER REGINA RUIZ ASKS ... HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN. I want to know why you can run somebody's name in the media and not bother to tell me, IT'S BEEN WEEKS SINCE JAN VANBLARCOM'S HUSBAND--JAY-- DIED---- AND SHE STILL DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHY OFFICIALS DIDN'T NOTIFY HER. They've all passed the buck, it's their responsibility, it's their responsibility, VANBLARCOM'S DAUGHTER LEARNED OF JAY'S DEATH FROM AN ONLINE NEWS STORY. ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SAY JAY VANBLARCOM WAS HIT BY A CAR WHILE WALKING NEAR THE COUPLES APARTMENT ON SEVEN BAR LOOP IN EARLY OCTOBER. JAN REPORTED HER HUSBAND MISSING TO POLICE--- BUT, OFFICERS DIDN'T MAKE THE CONNECTION---- SHE DIDN'T FIND OUT ABOUT THE ACCIDENT UNTIL FIVE DAYS LATER. One step at a time, because I want to talk to him. I want to know that his last day was full of love APD SAYS VANBLARCOM HAD AN OUT OF STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE AND THAT MAY HAVE CREATED A CHALLENGE IN KNOWING HIS FAMILY LIVED IN TOWN. ALONG WITH DEALING WITH THE TREMENDOUS LOSS, NOT BEING NOTIFIED... JAN VANBLARCOM ALMOST COULDN'T BURY HER HUSBAND. I am in a horrid prediction, he came down here we hadn't gotten everything taken care of, and there wasn't insurance. So it's a huge burden on top of everything else SHE BORROWED MONEY TO LAY HER HUSBAND TO REST---- AND NOW, I hugged it to my heart saying oh my God, this all I've got SHE HOLDS ON TIGHT TO EVERYTHING THAT REMINDS HER OF HER SOUL MATE. RR7N. THE DRIVER WHO HIT VANBLARCOM WAS NOT CITED. POLICE SAY IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.