Pregnant Mother Of 3 Killed Days Before Due Date After Truck’s Wheel Hub Smashes Window

The baby, a boy, passed away also.

Losing someone you love changes you forever. And depending on your age, losing your mom can have a big impact on your life and for one family, the loss is being felt so hard right now. According to reports, a pregnant mother of three was killed just over a week before her due date with her fourth child. The death was unexpected and unfortunately the baby she was carrying passed away also. The family is now trying to pick up the pieces, hold up the three young children, and make sense of the whole situation.

According to PEOPLE, 38-year-old Melinda Cullen died on Tuesday while driving on Interstate 80 near Joliet, Illinois. Everything took a turn for the worse when a truck that was driving on the Interstate with her failed to ensure the safety of the vehicle.

Posted by Melinda Cullen on Monday, July 25, 2016

According to ABC News 7, “About 2:20 p.m., the semitrailer was headed east on I-80 when a wheel hub came off the trailer’s rear axle near Rowell Avenue and crossed over into the westbound lanes of traffic, according to Illinois State Police.”

The lost truck hub hit the pregnant mother’s windshield. She didn’t have enough time to move out of the way and that wheel changed the course of so many lives.

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