Woman killed in NJ Turnpike crash was pregnant, GoFundMe page says
ELIZABETH — A city woman killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Monday morning was pregnant, according to a GoFundMe page created to help with her funeral expenses.
Wendy Guevara, 23, was a passenger in a disabled 2007 Mercedes when it was rear-ended by a Ford transit van about 5:50 a.m. in the outer lanes between Exit 12 in Carteret and Exit 11 for the Garden State Parkway, according to State Police spokesman Charles Marchan.
The driver, Henry Nolasco, also a 23-year-old resident of Elizabeth, suffered minor injuries.
The GoFundMe page says Guevara was six months pregnant. A relative said Nolasco was the child's father. The couple was expecting a boy, Nolasco's cousin said.
“Marriage was something a little more in the future. They worked almost every single day” to save for the baby, Stephanie Cruz told New Jersey 101.5.
Nolasco is making a slow recovery and is “stable," according to Cruz.
The driver of the Ford, Arnoldo Avalos-Rivera, 45, and Enrique Pacheco, 46, both of Jamaica, New York, suffered minor injuries, according to Marchan. No charges have been filed.