An American bride-to-be, on her way to her hens’ night party, has been killed in a car crash, minutes after she took a selfie.
On her way to celebrate her last night of single life, Collette Moreno, 26, and Ashley Theobald, 26, who was driving, lost control of the car as she tried to over take a truck.
Best friend’s since Year Seven the Missouri duo were on their way to the venue on Friday when the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu collided with an oncoming car, according to report the New York Post.
Moreno and Ashley Theobald, 26, were listening to Taylor Swift when a truck blocked their way.
Collette had bad asthma and so her best friend decided to over take the trucks which were fuming heavily, Theobald told the police.
“She has really bad asthma and there were a few trucks in front of us that had really bad exhausts and she was coughing, so I was like ‘OK, we have to pass these,’”
So she tried to pass on the two-lane highway, but a 25-year-old man in a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup was heading the other way as they topped a hill.
The two vehicles tried to swerve out of each other’s way, but the truck still ended up hitting the passenger side of the women’s car, sending it off the left side of the road.
The pickup driver was not seriously injured in the crash.
Theobald was taken to the hospital and treated for only minor injuries.
But Moreno, who was wearing her seatbelt, was taken to a Columbia hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
“I was talking to her. She couldn’t talk back but she was nodding at me,” said Theobald, who was best friends with Moreno since seventh grade.
“I didn’t know it was as bad as it was because she wasn’t physically super beaten-up.”
As soon as Moreno’s fiancé, Jesse Arcobasso, 28, found out about the accident, he jumped into his car to drive to the hospital.
“I was just trying to hold onto the fact that she was going to be OK,” he said.
The two were supposed to be married July 26 in Jamaica. She leaves behind a 5-year-old son.