A pregnant woman just one month away from welcoming her first child was killed alongside her fiancé Friday in a street-racing accident in California.
Ariyana Luna, 20, and her fiancé Valentino Ramos, 21 were two of four people killed in the 60 Freeway crash in Moreno Valley, according to multiple reports.
The San Bernardino couple was seated in the back of the car when it lost control, hit a dirt median and slammed into a guardrail and concrete median before flipping over.
California Highway Patrol said street racing was a factor in the crash, while Officer B. Johs told the Press-Enterprise that alcohol is also suspected to have played a part.
Rafael Ramirez Espinoza, the driver, and Polo Naja Perez both 21, were also killed in the crash. A fifth passenger survived, and the Press-Enterprise reports the 19-year-old female survivor was the only one wearing a seatbealt.
A GoFundMe page arranged by members of Ramos’s family said the young couple was headed home from the Morongo Casino with friends.
Luna was eight months pregnant with a baby boy due Oct. 12, and had recently celebrated with a baby shower.
“Her first baby … Her sister just had a baby and I just had a baby so the three of us were going to raise … our newborns together. It was going to be very exciting for us,” her mother, Laura Garcia, told local CBS affiliate KCAL.
The driver is believed to have been racing two other cars, a black Mazda hatchback and a gray or dark colored Honda Civic.