A traffic stop ended in tragedy after two young adults on a first date died in a high-speed accident despite being warned about their reckless driving.
“I’m stopping you for reckless driving, careless driving, speeding and the light you ran, okay?” the officer told the couple, Luis Fernando Cevallos, 24 and Alexis Rodriguez, 27, noting that they hit “at least 100” miles per hour during the ordeal.
@hiemilynoelle Listening to the cop say “get home safe” is sad and chilling. #LuisCevallos and #AlexisRodriguez #luisfernandocevallos #officerjonnunez #northbergen #northbergenpolice ♬ original sound - True Crime w/ Em
Shortly after handing back the documents, Rodriguez explained the circumstances behind their questionable driving.
“I’m sorry, we’re on a first date,” she told the officer, adding that they were headed home.
“Almost killing each other is not the way to start on the first date,” he replied. He then handed Cevallos three tickets, an amount he said could have been much higher.
“Get home safe,” he concluded.
Unfortunately, it appears the newly-minuted couple didn’t heed his warning. Roughly 15 minutes later at 2:13 a.m., their vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer. The pair were both killed in the crash, which ripped off the top half of the car. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Yo this is the same kid, oh my gosh, oh my gosh,” the officer can be heard saying, visibly panicked before calling for a “crash team.”
So take it from this heartbreaking tale of reckless driving: Slowing down might just save your life … and prevent another instance where the cops are actually correct.