Aries Cobian, 29, was pushing a disabled vehicle off the road in Streamwood when police say Hinigo Olvera, driving a Toyota pickup truck, crashed into her, WLS-TV reported.
The truck crushed Cobian, and she later died at a hospital, according to a GoFundMe account set up by her father to help with funeral expenses. Two other people were with Cobian – one who was also pushing the car and another who was steering – but neither was injured.
Kanaesha Wilson, Cobian’s sister, said Cobian’s 3-year-old son was having an especially difficult time dealing with his mother’s death.
“He’s not taking it well at all,” Wilson told WBBM-TV. “He recently asked me, ‘Where is mommy, where is mommy?’ and I’m just like, I couldn’t even explain to him where’s mommy. So it’s very heartbreaking.”
Friend Rhaven Becker said Cobian was initially scared of her recent pregnancy but “kept saying that it was meant to be.”