Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Lakeside couple they say touched many hearts after both died in a crash over the weekend, leaving behind their three young kids.
Christopher Goodrich, 35, and his wife, Luz Goodrich, 32, were riding on their motorcycle on Interstate 5 in San Clemente when a suspected drunk driver crashed into them, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said.
Medics rushed them to the hospital, but both later died. Luz had just celebrated her 32nd birthday on Saturday, one day before the crash.
The deadly crash has been heartbreaking for family and friends.
"They touched a lot of people," said Elissa Nava, Chris's sister. "They were very happy and bright and everybody loved to be around them. Extremely funny and they just loved each other....so much."
Chris was an Army veteran who did three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he suffered a gunshot wound.
Family members say Luz was always by his side, taking care of him and their three young children, who are 11, eight and three years old.
"They were very good people, very good," said George Goodboy, a family friend. "And I'll miss them. They'll forever be in my thoughts."
A GoFundMe has been created to help the family with expenses. Money left over will be given to the children. Click here to donate.