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Couple killed as driver fled Rialto police had plans for summer wedding

Couple killed as driver fled Rialto police had plans for summer wedding

A couple killed when a driver who was fleeing police struck their car in Rialto on Saturday, April 2 were planning their wedding this summer, but will instead be buried next to each other in a joint funeral.

Irene Jaramillo, 30, of Rialto, and her fiancée, Aaron McDonald, 31, of Bloomington, were killed when the driver of a Nissan Maxima ran a red light and slammed into their Nissan Sentra, police said. Paramedics rushed them to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, but they later died.

On Sunday, friends and relatives described Jaramillo as kind and caring. Loved ones said McDonald was a hard worker.

“They both loved each other so much,” the couple’s friend Hilda Lorena Aguilera wrote as part of a GoFundme campaign to support their families. “…as they planned their upcoming wedding this summer, their families will honor their love by laying them to rest together.”

The driver of the Maxima, Alejandro Canchola, 24, was hospitalized in police custody. He will be arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

Canchola had eluded Colton police but was spotted a short time later by officers in Rialto at about 12:57 a.m., Rialto police said in a news release. Officers tried to pull him over near Linden and Randall Avenues, but he sped away.

After striking the Sentra, his car crashed into a house. A portion of the structure’s roof collapsed, and a white metal fence surrounding it was knocked over, as seen in footage recorded Saturday by Inland Vision. A totaled 4-door sedan with deployed airbags sat on a flatbed truck nearby as workers cleared debris from the area.

No one inside the house was hurt, police said.


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