Husband who lost wife in possible street-racing crash in Whittier speaks out

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- A heartbroken husband who lost his wife in a possible street-racing crash in Whittier spoke out on Sunday.

Peter Volkoff said suspected street racers are responsible for a traffic collision that killed his wife of 17 years.

"She was such a wonderful lady, I mean this girl was my godsend. She was my miracle," he shared.

The fatal crash happened Friday night. Natalie Volkoff was driving the couple's 11-year-old son home from a youth center at their church.

Authorities said two cars were speeding as they headed northbound on Colima Road in Whittier. A black BMW struck a white Hyundai and that vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into Natalie's car.

Peter received a call from his frightened 11-year-old.

"He said, 'We got in a real bad accident and mama's trapped and she can't get out,'" recalled Peter.

Two 22-year-old men were arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter.

"This is going to leave such a vacuum in this world and it just doesn't make any sense to me," Peter said.

The grieving husband said he feels lost without his wife, but he's determined to stay strong for their son.

"I tell him we're going to make it," he shared. "I tell him through a lot of prayer and a lot of support. I have a great church. I have a great support system."

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