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Couple in Fatal Hesperia Accident Identified

couple3HESPERIA: (VVNG) – On Thursday, May 15th, at approximately 4:30 a.m. a fatal accident occurred taking the lives of two Victorville residents.

The two deceased were a couple who were very much in love and planning their marriage. 36-year-old Stefanie (Lori) Aquino and 33-year-old Joseph William Carver were driving Southbound on Oakwood Ave., Carver was the driver and Aquino, the passenger of the 2014 Kia Rio. The Kia failed to stop at the stop sign ultimately causing the fatal collision.

Driver, Joseph William Carver was pronounced dead at the scene, Stefanie Aquino had been ejected from the vehicle leaving her with major injuries. Aquino was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in the city of Colton, CA. where she later died from the injuries sustained in the collision. The driver of the second vehicle, a 2000 Ford SUV, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital to treat moderate injuries he sustained in the accident.

This beautiful couple will be missed by family and friends. In a Facebook post written by Joseph Carver on May 14th, just a day before the accident, he expressed his love for Stefanie (Lori) Aquino and in turn she also reciprocated with her words of love for him.

Joe Carver posted the following message on FB: “I just want to take a moment to tell my beautiful fiancé Lori that I love her with all my heart. I’m trying my hardest to be a better a person and sometimes it’s hard. I am thankful for the love and support she gives me, no other women aside from family of course has ever loved me so much. She is a gift, I know I say mean things or do things to make her think she isn’t special but she is the best thing to happen to me.”

Lori Aquino responded with the following: “Joe Carver I love you. Your my lobster, don’t ever doubt how deep my love is for you. Everyday I stand by your side and continue to love and support you. I know you are destined for greatness. I see something in you that no one else sees. I know you want so bad to be a better person, and that makes me want to try harder to help you, to help us. I may not always show it but I believe in you baby. Eventually everything will pan out and things will get easy. Forever my love, that’s how long you have my heart.”

The family of Stefanie expressed their sadness and shock about this accident taking their loved one’s life. Her family has expressed their wish to provide more information about their loved one, but have asked for some time to get their thoughts together before doing so. We will update with the information when it is provided to us.

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