Father and His Unborn Child Killed in Suspected DUI Crash

Wife was 7 months pregnant when couple's car was hit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2017 7:34 PM CST
Father and His Unborn Child Killed in Suspected DUI Crash
The family is shown.   (GoFundMe)

A driver with two prior DUI convictions was involved in a crash in Victorville, Calif., early Saturday that caused a woman to lose both her husband and her unborn daughter. Angel Barranco, 35, was driving with his 7-months-pregnant wife and his mother-in-law around 1:45am when their Honda Accord was broadsided by a Hyundai sedan that allegedly ran a stop sign, KTLA reports. The Hyundai was being driven by 56-year-old Alexander Delapaz-Perez, who is suspected of once again driving while intoxicated, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Barranco died at a nearby hospital; his 23-year-old wife, Barbara Velasco, lost the couple's unborn baby girl and suffered severe injuries of her own. Velasco's mother, 42-year-old Monica Alarcon, also suffered major injuries. Delapaz-Perez was treated for minor injuries and then booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing great bodily injury. The San Bernardino County district attorney's office is looking into whether Delapaz-Perez can be charged with murder, as is sometimes possible when a driver with prior DUI convictions causes a fatal crash while under the influence. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family, which includes two other children. (An unborn baby survived a car crash that killed his mother.)

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