Bride-to-be killed in car crash on the way to her bachelorette partyBy Mason White 2:07 PM June 25, 2014
|Collette Moreno, Jesse Arcobasso, and son Brayden|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated over the loss of a young woman while on the way to her bachelorette party.
What was supposed to be a fun filled celebration turned into a tragedy.
26-year-old Collette Moreno of Missouri, was driven to her bachelorette party by her best friend, Ashley Theobald, 26, when she collide with an oncoming car on the crest of a hill, killing the bride-to-be.
Moreno and Theobald were having fun and taking selfies as the were traveling on Lake of the Ozarks on Missouri Highway 5, in anticipation of a weekend full of fun before crashing.
Theobald told the police that the pair were behind a large truck. Smoke from the truck reportedly bothered Moreno, who suffered from asthma.
She started coughing, so Theobald decided to try to pass the truck on the two lane road.
The friends thought the coast was clear when they overtook the truck. However, they apparently did not realize that they were approaching the end of a hill.
As she was trying to pass in the opposite direction she realized that a Dodge Ram was coming head on. Both cars tried to swerve out of the away, but the Ram struck the passenger side of the car.
Theobald and the driver of the Ram, 25-year-old Melvin Garber, only had minor injuries. Moreno however, was not so lucky. She was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Theobald is facing charges for careless and imprudent driving.
Friends and family are still trying to come to terms with the tragic and unexpected loss. Moreno was set to marry the love of her life, 28-year-old Jesse Arcobasso, during a dream wedding in Jamaica. She left behind her 5-year-old son Brayden.