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Pregnant Louisiana mom and baby son killed by drunk driver hours after boyfriend proposed

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Shelly Mulkey
Pictured Louisiana mother, Shelly Mulkey and her seven month old baby son, Ryan McCollum Jr.
Shelly Mulkey
Pictured Louisiana mother, Shelly Mulkey and her seven month old baby son, Ryan McCollum Jr.

Shelly Mulkey a pregnant Louisiana mother and her seven month baby son are killed after a drunk driver fleeing another DUI crash slams into their vehicle. 

Tragedy has struck with the revelation that pregnant Louisiana mom, Shelly Mulkey and her baby son dying after their automobile was slammed by a suspected drunk driver. Mother and son’s deaths came literally just hours after the 19 year old teen’s boyfriend had proposed to the young mother.

A report via the Advocate told of Mulkey, and her 24 year old fiancé Ryan McCollum Sr. driving home from a Christmas Eve party with their 7-month-old son in Loranger, La., Sunday when a woman slammed into their car.

Louisiana police said the driver, Jillian Pamela Ramsey, 36, was fleeing an earlier crash that had occurred just on 8:44 p.m. when she rear-ended the couple’s 2005 Dodge Stratus — causing its gas tank to rupture and igniting both cars.

Witnesses pulled the mom and dad from the car and performed CPR on Mulkey. The baby, Ryan McCollum Jr., remained inside the auto, state police said.

McCollum was taken to a local hospital and treated for what he said were burns to his face and ears, as well as injuries to his leg.

Ramsay suffered only minor injuries, according to state police. Troopers determined she was impaired at the time of the crash.

‘She was an awesome mama and an awesome friend,’ McCollum said of his bride-to-be. ‘I just want to hold them both in my arms again so bad.’

Shelly Mulkey
Pictured Louisiana couple, Shelly Mulkey and Ryan McCollum Sr.

Shelly Mulkey and Ryan McCollum Sr discovered over the weekend they were expecting second child.

McCollum Sr. said he and his 19-year-old fiancée had been dating for four years. His Christmas present to her was the proposal.

‘I got a ring out and asked her to marry me. I got on one knee,’ he said.

The couple had also just learned over the weekend that Mulkey was pregnant with their second child.

Mulkey’s Facebook profile featured many pictures of the couple and their son. Her bio read, ‘live life to the fullest, tomorrow is never promised.’

She had worked at Hoppin Harley’s Interstate Travel Center, but was most recently at home caring for her son.

Mulkey’s father, Billy Mulkey, said the driver should be prosecuted to the fullest, according to the Advocate.

‘That’s three lives she took from me,’ the grief stricken father said.

Mulkey also said he feels sorry for Ramsay, ‘That woman is going to have to live with that the rest of her life,’ he said.

Ramsey was booked on two counts of vehicular homicide, as well as hit-and-run and careless operation charges.

Jillian Pamela Ramsey
Jillian Pamela Ramsey
Jillian Pamela Ramsey
Jillian Pamela Ramsey