Rolando Fraga, a systems technician at ITG Communications and a truck driver, originally from San José de las Lajas. Was another victim of the FIU bridge collapse, Fraga was a local whose home is near FIU. At age 60, a father, a son, a husband, and an exceptional man was confirmed dead by a relative, Carol Fraga. The day before the accident, Fraga posted a quote on facebook in spanish which translated to “Nothing is forever.
Coffee gets cold, people leave, time passes and people change.” A chilling accident left friends and family shocked, one of Fraga’s friends posted on Facebook Friday, “A friend of mine from my neighborhood apparently is among the people who lost their lives in the collapse of the bridge, Rolando Fraga.” It’s too early to tell whether the bridge failed when construction workers were applying post-tensioning force to strengthen the beams, said Robert Accetta of the National Transportation Safety Board. This tragic accident stripped the family of Rolando Fraga from such a kind-hearted working man.
Fraga’s Jeep Cherokee was one of the cars removed from the rubble on Saturday morning, finding Fraga in the jeep lifeless Carol Fraga broke down wanting whoever was responsible for the bridge collapsing on her loved one to be held responsible for this tragedy. As a response to the outrage from families Bill Nelson also said “In light of the fact that there were multiple agencies and companies involved, we’re going to need a clear understanding of who had what role in this horrible tragedy.” Prayers go out to the loved ones of Roland Fraga, he will be missed. Nelson will fight for the justice these families deserve.