A suspected drunk driver in Louisiana took the lives of a pregnant teen mom and her 7-month previous son on Christmas Eve — simply hours after the 19-year-old lady had accepted her boyfriend’s marriage proposal.
State cops say Jillian Ramsay was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash when her car struck a car that contained younger mother Shelly Mulkey and little Ryan McCollum Jr. Ramsay was impaired, in line with cops.
“That is three lives she took from me,” Ryan McCollum Sr., who was together with his fiancee and little one, advised The Advocate.
The Dodge Stratus pushed by McCollum was touring at a sluggish price of pace in Tangipahoa Parish when Ramsay crashed her Nissan Altima into the again of his car, in line with state cops. Each autos would catch hearth.
“It sounded virtually like a bomb or one thing,” witness Kasey Craig advised Fox eight. “The entire trailer shook. We got here out right here and there was these tire tracks proper right here and the place you see that it was simply hearth. I bumped into Hopping Harley’s to get a hearth extingiusher and I attempted to get the fireplace extingiusher to him as fast as I might. The firefighters they have been doing their greatest however we simply could not get to them.”
Bystanders have been in a position to pull McCollum Sr. and Mulkey from their car because the Stratus grew to become engulfed in flames, however the toddler remained within the automobile.
Mulkey and the infant have been pronounced useless on the scene. Ramsay was in a position to exit her car and solely suffered minor accidents.
Ryan McCollum Sr. had discovered over the weekend that Mulkey was anticipating one other little one, and determined to suggest on Christmas Eve.
“I received a hoop out and requested her to marry me. I received on one knee,” he advised the Advocate.
Shelly Mulkey’s father advised the newspaper that little Ryan was “one of the best child you ever seen on the earth.”
“I do not care if he had a fever of 101,” Billy Mulkey advised the Advocate. “For those who take a look at him and smile, he’ll begin smiling and laughing and leaping round.”
Ramsay, 36, was charged with two counts of vehicular murder, hit-and-run, and careless operation of a car. The investigation is ongoing.
“That lady goes to should reside with that the remainder of her life,” Billy Mulkey advised the Advocate.