This is the heartbreaking moment a father cradles his newborn son who was saved after his pregnant wife was killed on impact when a robbers fleeing cops crashed into her car.
Samantha Russell, 22, was 33-weeks pregnant at the time of the crash on Tuesday night, and died on impact. Doctors were able to safely deliver her baby boy.
In an emotional Facebook post following the tragedy, her husband, Brandon Russell, 21, posted a photo of himself holding his newborn son, Mac.
'Words cannot explain or express the emotions going through everyone's head today in light of the events that took place on July 6, 2021 at around 5.30 CST,' wrote. 'Sammy was taken from us, but left behind the most beautiful gift of life.'
He continued to say that Samantha 'was going to be a fantastic mother'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'She always had everything planned out and ready to go. She was driven and the hardest worker I knew.'
Brandon Russell posted a photo of himself holding his newborn baby son following the death of his wife, Samantha, in a fatal car crash in Wichita, Kansas Tuesday night
First responders were unable to save Samantha, but were able to rescue her son, Mac, who is reported to be healthy
Samantha Russell, 22, was pregnant when an alleged thief driving at high speeds to flee from the cops slammed into her car Tuesday night, killing her
Mac was born weighing five pounds and 4.3 ounces on July 6
'She always, always knew what to say when I was going through an issue or needed advice. She was the best person to know. From her bubbly attitude and being all over the place to her knowing when it was "couch-thirty" and time to watch Netflix. She was an all-around good person who did not deserve to die on impact from a reckless driver,' he wrote.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He added: 'She was the best example of what it looks like to be happy. She showed happiness to everyone and anyone she knew. 'She will always be my wife and the person I turn to when I need advice or to ask another one of my dumb questions.
'I love you Samantha Russell. You are everything to me.
'With all that said, I want anyone reading to take a moment to cherish and love those special people around you while they are here, that no one could ever replace because they mean so much to you.
'You never know what to expect everyday,' he concluded. 'Live everyday to your fullest.'
Samantha and Brandon were married in 2019, according to their Facebook profiles
Samantha and Brandon were married in 2019, according to their Facebook profiles.
In January, Samantha posted a picture of the two of them holding sonogram photos to announce her pregnancy, and in March, they announced that 'baby Russell' would be a