Fresno, CA - Correctional Officer Alphonso Wimbley, his wife, and young son were killed by a drunk driver on Monday.
According to ABC30, Alphonso Wimbley, Kristen Wimbley, and 13-year-old Kyan Winbley were returning home from basketball practice at around 8:30 PM when their Chevrolet Equinox was struck by a pickup truck at Highway 43 and Idaho Avenue.
Kyan and his father Alphonso, 55, both died at the scene. Kristen, 44, was rushed to the hospital where she also died as a result of her injuries.
The driver of the pickup, 42-year-old Adalberto Carrillo, sustained injuries but survived. He was arrested for driving under the influence and was taken to Visalia for treatment.
California Highway Patrol Officer John Tyler said, "The driver of the pickup, 1992 Chevy pickup, was eastbound on Idaho, failed to stop at the stop sign, then entered the intersection directly into the path of 2014 Chevy Equinox."
"We know that these collisions are preventable and we know that if people simply didn't drink and drive, that we would prevent a lot of collisions, and specifically these kind of collisions."
Kristen and Alphonso, left behind three other children. "We were a family of six people and with a snap of a finger, we're three--something so, so avoidable," said daughter Marina. "My mom was an epitome of love, she's like the glue that keeps everything together."
Kristen's son, Marvin spoke about his step-father and said that Alphonso was a great man to look up to. "He made my mom feel like she was the most special woman in the world."
Alphonso Wimbley was a correctional officer at Corcoran State Prison where he was an 18-year-veteran. Kristen worked as a compensations manager at JG Boswell Company.
They left behind three other children and two grandchildren.
The community is now mourning the loss of one of the community's most respected families.
The killer will be taken to King County Jail once released from the hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Wimbley family, your heavy hearts are not carried alone. Rest easy Alphonso, Kristen and Kyan, your loved ones will not walk alone.