Vigil held for pregnant Ramona crash victim

Posted at 9:17 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2019-07-03 12:56:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)-- Family and friends of Ramona crash victim Jessica Foderingham gathered for a vigil Tuesday night at the crash site.

31-year-old Foderingham died Sunday night when her Dodge Dart was rear-ended by a GMC Yukon. The impact sent the Dart into a tree at San Vicente Road near Arena Drive. Foderingham was 8 months pregnant, her baby did not make it. 

The CHP says the Yukon's driver, Andrew Milonis, left the scene.  

RELATED: A Lyft driver told 10News Milonis requested a ride to a nearby bar and was clearly intoxicated.  

Jessica's husband, Christopher Foderingham, was there in a separate car when the crash happened and tried to save her. The couple's sons were in the car with him. 

"The only thing I (saw) was her hit the tree and the car land. And my heart dropped. And I raced to the car to see if I could save my wife," he said. "My boys seen me drag my wife, like, I had to take her. She was blue in the face." 

Christopher says the worst part is knowing that the drunk driver left his wife to die, and called a Lyft ride to take him to another bar where he continued to drink.

"I want him under, under, under that prison. I want him under the prison, buried under the prison," he said. "There's no amount of time that he could do to bring my child and my wife back."

Christopher says he will do everything he can to be strong for his family while he grieves. 

"I'm only 23. I was just still learning how to be a dad," he said. "I was learning how to be a husband, and all of that is gone."