By Alan Collins
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A weekend car accident has killed a couple and left a Pinson man facing murder at least one murder charge possibly two.
George Perez, 34, and 27-year-old Yasmine Aguilar of Fultondale were struck from behind Saturday night in the 1300 block of Center Point Parkway. Perez died at the scene. Aguilar died Sunday after doctors delivered her unborn child.
The baby is reportedly doing well. The couple lived at Fultondale's 100 Oaks with their children. "I hate to hear it. They are great people They were an asset to our community. Very quiet people." Bill Bounds, district manager said.
Bounds says the couple were a part of their community and liked by everyone. News of the tragedy spread over the weekend. "Anytime there is a death or reaction with a child involved it hurts. It hurts deeply.' Bounds said.
Authorities arrested Joseph Alexander Goolsby Saturday night. "There is evidence of alcohol and excessive speed. They were factors in it as well. As a result he was placed in county jail charged with murder by a vehicle and a $60,000 bond." Jim Roberson, Jefferson Co. Deputy Chief said.
"The baby was delivered. The baby according to reports was doing fine. As you know Ms. Aguilar died in the hospital." Roberson said.
Authorities are screening possible second murder charge against Goolsby.
The couple's other two children, 8 and 11 year were injured but the injuries are not life-threatening according to authorities. Family members are taking care of the children.
Fultondale Mayor Jim Lowery says the city was affect by the loss. "I think anyone who say this on television or read is touched. It's tragic. What a lost for their families as we as our community." Lowery said.
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