Pregnant Woman Killed in Hit and Run Was 'Love of Life' - NBC Southern California

Pregnant Woman Killed in Hit and Run Was 'Love of Life'

The hit-and-run driver left the car at the scene near Highland Avenue and Medical Center Drive

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    Family Mourns Loss of Pregnant Woman Killed in Hit and Run

    Police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a 39-year-old pregnant woman as she was walking across the street at a crosswalk. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Published Thursday, July 12, 2018)

    The boyfriend of a woman killed by a hit-and-run driver was devastated Thursday night at a memorial for the woman he has dated for 11 years and their unborn child he will never meet.

    Victor Lopez said Maribel Gonzalez, 39, was eight months pregnant when she was killed.

    "That's my love right there, love of my life," said Lopez, the father of what was to be their fifth child together.

    Gonzalez' mother, Maria Silva, couldn't believe it.

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Hit and Run

    [LA] Pregnant Woman Killed in Hit and Run

    Police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a 39-year-old pregnant woman as she was walking across the street at a crosswalk late Wednesday. A surveillance camera from a nearby store captures the entire incident on video. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for NBC4 News on July 12, 2018.

    (Published Thursday, July 12, 2018)

    "I don't want to believe it's her," she said. "I want to see my daughter."

    Gonzalez was hit by a black Dodge Charger Wednesday night as she crossed West Highland Avenue at North Medical Center Drive in the crosswalk.

    Police said the Charger didn't stop, but stalled out and caught fire nearby. A woman inside got out of the car and was picked up by another driver in another car before taking off.

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