Woman Recalls Crash That Killed Husband and Unborn Son: 'I Can't Lose Them Both'
Kristian Guerrero said the woman behind the wheel of the other car is a "monster."
The woman who survived a fatal car crash that killed her husband and unborn child shared her memories of the day that changed her life forever with Inside Edition.
In August 2016, newlyweds Kristian and Fabian Guerrero were driving along a road in San Marcos, Texas, when 21-year-old Shana Elliott hit them head on.
“I don’t remember if I screamed or if he screamed," said Kristian, who was five months pregnant at the time.
She was taken to the hospital to be treated for a brain bleed. There, she learned that her 23-year-old husband was dead.
“Instantly, I started crying,” she said.
But more terrible news was yet to come. An ultrasound nurse couldn't find a heartbeat for the couple's unborn son.
“'There is no heartbeat,'" Kristian recalled the nurse saying. "She looks at me with tears in her eyes, ‘I’m so sorry.’ I said, ‘I can't lose them both.’ I was heartbroken. I was devastated."
Elliott, then a senior at Texas State University, told police she was on her way home from a bar. Video from the day shows her standing by the side of the road in a bikini.
“I drank a few beers and that's it. I swear,” she emotionally tells police.
However, she struggled through a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest after failing it.
Earlier this year, Elliott was sentenced to 14 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter by intoxication. “I just want to say to the victims family that I’m sorry. From the deepest of my heart,” she said in court at the time.
Kristian also got her chance to speak in court and called Elliott “a monster.”
“You're sorry because you’re right there. You're sorry because you got caught,” she said. "You're a murderer and a thief. You stole my life. You don't know me. You don't know what my life was like before Fabian. He finally made my world stable.
"I finally felt safe and you stole that from me."
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