Pinay, boyfriend killed by wrong-way driver in Arizona

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at May 21 2014 11:19 AM | Updated as of May 22 2014 02:06 AM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Authorities say a wrong-way driver hit Filipina Ashley Adea, 20, and her boyfriend Michael Ruquet, 25, on the loop 202 in Chandler, Ariz. on Sunday morning.

The department of public safety identified the wrong-way driver as 68-year-old Patricia Murphy.

Murphy and her 9-year-old grandson are expected to survive.

Ashley’s mother, Jocelyn, says her daughter and Ruquet had been planning to get married after they graduate from college.

The crash that killed Ashley and her boyfriend was the third deadly wrong-way accident in that part of Arizona in less than a week.