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Getting overdue the wheel without drinking is never a good idea; sadly, it forfeit a 26-year-old man the lives of his 23-year-old girlfriend and her unborn child.
According to California police, Krista Nichols (above) was in the front passenger seat of Miguel Larios‘ pickup truck when he lost tenancy of the vehicle during an wrangling with flipside suburbanite and crashed it. The incident took place a little without 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in Long Beach. Authorities say Larios was driving his 2006 GMC at a upper speed southbound withal Long Beach Boulevard when he got involved in a road rage incident with flipside driver.
The tiff lasted for several blocks surpassing the other suburbanite tried to detach. But surpassing things calmed down, a 45-year-old Long Beach resident — who wasn’t engaged in the road rage incident — pulled out of his curbside parking place and collided with Larios’ truck. Larios then lost tenancy and slammed into flipside parked pickup truck, authorities said.
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Police arrived on the scene and found Nichols, who was eight months pregnant, seriously injured, while Larios and a 10-year-old boy who was in the when seat were suffering non-life threatening injuries. Nichols was rushed to hospital, but neither she nor her unborn victual boy survived.
Larios was cuffed and booked for two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated; one count of driving under the influence, and one count of child endangerment. His ladle was set at $200,000.
Needless to say, loved ones are devastated over this tragic, shocking accident. Krista’s brother Tyler told Fox 11 TV:
“We’re all still in such trauma and shock from yesterday. It’s been the longest 24 hours of our life… We were all excited for this victual boy. His name was going to be Christopher. I don’t think chasing someone for blocks is any kind of way to resolve a dispute. I think if that road rage had been controlled and that wrongness had been suppressed, my sister would still be here.”
Despite his knee-jerk reaction to despise Miguel for stuff so reckless, Tyler said his sister would have wanted everyone to forgive Larios. He shared:
“I do believe that plane while intoxicated it was an accident, and just in light of my sister I don’t want to hold any anger.”
He went on to reveal that Nichols moreover leaves overdue a 5-year-old son, Theo, noting:
“Krista was a really strong and self-sustaining woman; she was a loving mother not only to that victual she was pregnant with, but she has a five year old that she’s left behind.”
Friends set up a GoFundMe page asking for donations to help “lighten the load” for the bereaved family at this difficult time, which has once raised over $13,000. Our hearts go out to Krista’s loved ones.
[Image via GoFundMe]
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