Relatives associates held a vigil Saturday night time in a 26-12 months-aged woman’s honor who died in a erroneous-way crash. (Garna Mejia, KSL-Television)
SALT LAKE Town — A 26-calendar year-outdated woman was killed in a improper-way crash following 1 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 15, just hrs after her wedding ceremony.
Loved ones members held a vigil Saturday night time in her honor.
Angelica Dhondup’s household explained she was heading residence with her cousin to fall off some offers, but she never produced it back to her new spouse.
“Purple is her most loved color, it often has been,” explained Tayler Craft, Dhondup’s finest buddy.
The spouse and children produced purple balloons into the sky for the “for good bride.”
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“I recall when we would enjoy Barbies, she would usually explain to me how she was heading to have this wonderful marriage,” Craft explained.
But rather of celebrating her wedding day, spouse and children and buddies are mourning her untimely loss of life.
“She can’t even go to her honeymoon. She are unable to even occur dwelling to her children,” explained Craft. “To feel about what he did to any person on their marriage ceremony night time, when she just received married 5 hours in the past.”
Dhondup was at her very own marriage reception late Friday night time, but on the way residence, she was hit by a erroneous-way driver near 1700 South on I-15.
The driver was touring southbound in the northbound lanes.
“She went to go fall her wedding day presents off and she was on her way back again to the bash. She was not even a mile away,” explained Craft.
Dhondup was touring with her 20-yr-outdated cousin, who was unveiled from the medical center on Saturday afternoon.
Family members customers mentioned the cousin was the driver and Dhondup was in the passenger seat.
Right after the crash, the 26-yr-previous built a person past simply call to her sister.
“She called her and explained to her that she got into a wreck and she was damage bad and she couldn’t breathe,” Craft claimed.
Her close friends said Dhondup died shortly immediately after the get in touch with. She was still sporting her purple marriage ceremony dress.
“I love her so substantially and it makes me so unfortunate. She’s these kinds of a good particular person, she’s this sort of a good mom,” explained Craft.
As for the improper-way driver, troopers allege that he stole a fantastic Samaritan’s truck and fled the scene.
“He did not even assume, ‘Oh, is this individual Okay? I did a thing.’ He literally hurt and murdered somebody,” claimed Larissa Torrez, a different one of Dhondup’s close friends.
“They got to say their ‘I Dos,’ but they did not get to live on for everything else,” stated Craft. “They had a entire everyday living prepared out alongside one another and he just slice it brief.”
There was also a passenger with the alleged drunk driver who fled on foot, but later on returned to the scene, police explained.
Troopers stated the alleged drunk driver suffered only slight injuries in the crash.
The drunk driver could face several expenses, together with vehicular homicide, driving less than the influence and automobile theft.
Dhondup’s spouse and children is pleading with motorists not to travel drunk and generally use a seatbelt. They are not sure if their cherished just one was sporting a person.
“Everything could occur at any time. Hold your household users close,” mentioned Craft.
A GoFundMe* account has been set up for the victim’s family members to support deal with funeral charges.
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