Family speaks out about wife and daughter killed in DUI crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Chad Sorensen was waiting for his wife and daughter to return home after a day out together.

But, instead he got the news no one ever wants to hear.

"They just went and got their hair done and grabbed us some food and were bringing it home and they never made it," Sorensen said.

Sorensen and his teenage son Clay had just finished a round of golf Thursday evening, when they got the news.

His wife of 22 years, Raeleen and his 20-year old daughter Reagan, known to the family as "Sissy", were killed when their Ford Focus was hit head on by a suspected drunk driver at Taft Highway and Buena Vista Road.

 The driver, 34-year-old Vincent Moroyoqui, has four prior arrests for DUI.

"This is something you read about, a story you see in a movie but you don't think it's actually going to hit home and when it does there's no way you can ever be prepared for that," Sorensen said.

Now, all Chad Sorensen has is memories of a beloved wife and daughter, gone too soon.

"She was the glue that held our family together, if one of us was having a bad day she found a better way to pick you up," Sorensen said. "My daughter was, we lived through her. She was always going, she was always doing something, going somewhere, going on a trip, going to a convention, she loved life more than anybody I've ever met."

Sorensen and his son haven't left each others side since the crash, making one promise to each other.

 "Whenever Clay and I would have a little argument she would be there to smooth it over and now he said we can't argue because there's no mom. So I told him I, I told him we won't argue anymore ever," Sorensen said.

Sorensen says he plans to take Clay and travel to the places they planned on going as a family.

 

 


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