Samantha Denney – Friends and loved ones are mourning the deaths of a pregnant mother and her 2-year-old son after police said they were killed by a suspected drunk driver going the wrong way on a Washington interstate. Samantha Denney and her son, Adonis, died after the sedan they were driving in was struck by a Jeep driving on I-5.
Denney’s boyfriend, Kameron Miller, said he is mourning the loss of his girlfriend, son, and what was his unborn second child. “It just hurts, you don’t know what to feel,” he said. “My heart is black.” Miller and Denney had been together for three years. “Samantha was my real ride-or-die, and I’ll tell you that,” he said. Miller said Denney was ready for her first ultrasound on Nov. 14.
KING spoke with Miller off-camera after he left the ICU where Denney’s 8-year-old daughter is recovering after she was injured in the crash. Denney’s friends came together after the crash to share memories they had of her. Denney’s childhood friend, Cara Ebeling, said Denney was always the “mom of the year.” Her friends all said she had a way of making people feel cared for, even when one of them was serving in Afghanistan.
“She still got a hold of me then, too. Making sure I was staying out of trouble,” Derek Chipman said. Meanwhile, Denney’s devoted loved ones are left sorting through the feelings of shock and anger as they head into the holiday season without her. Denney’s friends said they want to remind people that actions have consequences.
Authorities said a 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody. This suspect now faces vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges as well as a DUI charge.