VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- A 23-year-old woman is mourning the loss of her unborn baby girl and husband after a driver, with two previous DUI convictions, allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into her family's car, according to KTLA.
The fatal crash happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday when a man behind the wheel of a 2002 Hyundai sedan was driving north and allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.
The driver, 56-year-old Alexander Delapaz Perez, broadsided the driver's side door of a 2015 Honda Accord that was traveling west, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
Angel Barranco, 35, of Adelanto was driving the Honda Accord with his wife, who was seven months pregnant, and his mother-in-law in the car.
Barranco was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
His wife, Barbara Velasco, was taken to a local hospital with major injuries. Family members said Velasco's unborn baby girl did not survive.
Velasco's mother, Monica Alarcon, 42, also suffered major injuries in the crash and was taken to a local hospital.
Velasco's brother said the young mother and widow is devastated.
"My son-in-law didn't deserve this. He was a great person, and my little granddaughter that's not with us. They should've been here," Alarcon's husband said. "He should have never been able to get in that car and drive."
Delapaz Perez received medical treatment for minor injuries and was later booked for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing great bodily injury, sheriff's officials said.
The deadly crash remains under police investigation.
Barranco and Velasco have two young children together. Family members have created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses and medical bills.AlertMe