A 23-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant was killed along with her unborn child in a fatal car crash in Long Beach, California. According to reports, the incident started from an earlier road rage incident involving the driver of the truck that had the woman as one of its passengers.

The incident happened at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 52nd Street on Saturday morning. The woman was one of the passengers of a 2006 GMC pickup truck that collided with two other vehicles according to an official release of the Long Beach Police Department.

The one driving the truck was identified as Miguel Larios. Police revealed that the 26-year-old was involved in a previous road rage incident with another vehicle for several blocks. The driver of the said vehicle attempted to disengage from the road rage incident.

Also on the pickup truck with the woman and Larios was a 10-year-old boy. The truck was reportedly traveling at a high speed down Long Beach Boulevard. But along the way, a 2004 Toyota Corolla was pulling away from the curb and the truck collided with it. Larios lost control of his truck and struck a parked vehicle north of 52nd Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the 23-year-old woman suffering from critical injuries. Larios and the child passenger had no life-threatening injuries.

All were transported to a local hospital after the wreck. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced dead along with the unborn child.

Larios was booked on two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one count of driving under the influence and one count of child endangerment.

The 26-year-old is now being held with bail set at $200,000. The woman’s identity has yet to be revealed although a GoFundMe page referred to her only as Krista.

She was the mother of a 5-year-old son named Theo and planned to name her unborn child Christopher. The page has so far raised more than $12,485 to cover funeral costs and children's expenses.

photo of the 23-year-old pregnant woman who was killed in a fatal car crash in Long Beach, California stemming from a road rage case. photo: GoFundMe page Fundraiser by Conrad Jamir

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