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Pastor and his pregnant wife killed on their way to baby shower

By Mason White 10:32 AM January 27, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A pregnant woman and her husband were killed in a head-on collision in Texas.

Jonathan Coppinger, who was a preacher, and his wife Jessica, both 25, were on the way to their baby shower when they were struck by another car.

Jonathan and Jessica Coppinger met in college, and they were together ever since. They shared their happiness and their faith with all who came in contact with them.

The family was traveling on Route 7, when they were hit by a car that was trying to pass another vehicle.

According to police, around 4:00 p.m., a 16-year-old driver who was heading in the opposite direction, disregarded the no-passing zone and struck the couple’s car.

Jonathan was declared dead at the scene, and his wife was taken to the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.

She was pronounced dead around 5:00 p.m. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save the unborn child.