A man who rushed to help a woman and her unborn baby after a crash on Mother's Day said he tried to help but the expectant mother did not have a pulse when she was pulled out of the car.
"We had to cut the seatbelt and everything to get her out,” the man told NBC 7 Monday night. He asked to be identified as "Tom."
Jessica Foderingham, 32, was eight months pregnant when she was killed on Mother's Day. Her unborn baby also died in the crash.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said Foderingham was hit from behind by a SUV driven by 44-year-old Andrew Milonis Sunday just before 7 p.m. along San Vicente Road.
Several people rushed to help Foderingham, including Tom.
"She was definitely unconscious when we showed up at the scene," Tom said. "We had to start CPR because she didn't have a pulse at the time. She wasn't breathing."
Milonis fled the scene, dropped his SUV off at Riviera Oaks Resort about a mile away and then took a Lyft ride to The Turkey Inn where he was arrested, CHP said.
"There is no excuse for someone. If you are involved in an accident like that, owning up to the crime but taking off makes it even worse," Tom said.
NBC 7 learned Milonis bought two 12-packs of beer from Mike’s Liquor on Main Street around 4:30 p.m.
Cheers co-owner, Matt Rains said Milonis was at his bar, just a block from the liquor store before the accident.
Foderingham is a mother of two children and had just gotten married in August last year. She was pregnant with her third child during the crash.
"Any life lost is terrible, two lives are even worse. It's just tragic all the way around. I can't imagine what the family is going through,” Tom said.