A newly-engaged pregnant both women and her infant son were killed Christmas eve when a drunkard move rear-ended the car the latter are journeying in, Louisiana agents said.
Shelly Mulkey, 19, was traveling home from a Christmas party at a relatives’ house in Loranger, La ., with her fiance, Ryan McCollum Sr ., and their 7-month-old son, Ryan McCollum Jr ., when a drink motorist touch their gondola, The Advocate reported.
Louisiana State Police chose Jillian Pamela Ramsey, 36, was driving while wino and fleeing an earlier gondola gate-crash when she “swerved and struck McCollum Sr.’s vehicle, rupturing the gas tank and engulfing the vehicle in flames, ” according to The Times-Picayune.
Witnesses reportedly drew McCollum Sr. and Mulkey from the car, but McCollum Jr. was captured inside.
McCollum Jr. and Mulkey were enunciated dead by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office at the scene.
McCollum Sr. said he was treated for smolders to his ear and look and traumata to his leg, while state police said Ramsey simply received minor injuries.
McCollum Sr ., 24, told The Advocate he had just proposed to Mulkey, whom he had been dating for four years, as a Christmas Eve gift.
“I got a ring out and asked her to marry me. I got on one knee, ” McCollum told the newspaper. The pair learned over the Christmas weekend they were pregnant with their second child.
“She was an breathtaking momma and an breathtaking pal, ” McCollum Sr. said. “I only want to hold them both in my forearms again so bad.”
Shelly’s father, Billy Mulkey, said that his grandson, McCollum Jr ., was “the best newborn you ever seen in the world.”
Speaking of the alleged wino driver, Mulkey told the newspaper: “That’s three lives she took from me. That lady is going to have to live with that the rest of her life.”
Ramsey was booked in Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two weighs of vehicular murder, hit-and-run and careless action, officials said.