OC father marks daughter's 1st birthday after pregnant wife killed by suspected DUI driver in 2020

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
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It has been one year since Yesenia Alvarez, who was eight months pregnant, was killed by a suspected DUI driver in Anaheim. Her husband James shared photos with his daughter Adalyn, who is wearing a pink dress just like her mom in the same spot where she did her maternity shoot.

It's been one year since a pregnant woman in Anaheim was killed by a suspected DUI driver.

Yesenia Aguilar's husband James Alvarez shared beautiful photos Wednesday with his daughter Adalyn on Instagram.

She is wearing a pink dress - just like her mom wore - in the same spot where Aguilar did her maternity shoot.

The couple went out for a walk last August when Aguilar was struck and killed. She was eight months pregnant at the time.

Following the crash, doctors were able to deliver Adalyn by emergency Cesarean section, but they could not save her mother. Adalyn turned 1 year old on Wednesday.

James wrote in his Instagram post that although it's been a tough journey, he is trying to be the best father for Adalyn, and "I want to make my wife proud."

He also wrote: "Adalyn, I know if your mommy was here, she would have been the happiest person alive. She would be so excited to celebrate your birthday. That's why, I'm making sure I fulfill her wishes and wish the happiest birthday ever baby. Your mommy and daddy loves you."

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