Friends remember mom-to-be killed in Shelton crash

Posted: Updated:
BRIDGEPORT -

Friends are remembering a pregnant Bridgeport woman who died in a weekend car crash in Shelton as a happy person.

The head-on crash happened around 7 p.m. Sunday on River Road near Murphys Lane. Briana Carter, 23, and her unborn child, Luna Rose, died in the crash. Carter's husband, Lawrence Carter, was driving the car and remains in critical condition.

News 12 met up Tuesday with Officer Margaret Farkas at Bridgeport police headquarters. Farkas was 23-year-old Briana Carter's roommate for a year and attended Bridgeport Central High School with her. She says Carter was studying to become a nurse.

"She tried to look at things the positive way," Farkas says. "She was, like, a great girl."

"She loved helping people," says Tiffany Killy, another high school friend of Carter's. "It's what she was about...her heart was gold. She helped everybody."

Carter's funeral is scheduled for Saturday morning at Funeraria Luz de Paz in Bridgeport. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the costs.

Carter is survived by her 4-year-old son, Cameron.

Army Pvt. Shalymar Herrera, 18, was also in the car and died. She attended Bridgeport Military Academy and was a member of the Stratford Eagles Air Patrol. Col. James Ridley, of the Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol, told News 12 by phone that Herrera was an exemplary cadet and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • France shooting aftermath

    France shooting aftermath

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-12-12 17:07:12 GMT
    Photos of the aftermath of a shooting that killed least three people in Strasbourg, France.
    Photos of the aftermath of a shooting that killed least three people in Strasbourg, France.
  • Gift Guides: Gifts for everyone on your list

    Gift Guides: Gifts for everyone on your list

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 7:37 AM EST2018-12-05 12:37:03 GMT
    From Jack-Jack, of the "Incredibles," to the newest Fingerlings toy, we have a list of the hottest toys for the kids in your list!From Jack-Jack, of the "Incredibles," to the newest Fingerlings toy, we have a list of the hottest toys for the kids in your list!

    We have a list of the best gifts for everyone on your list!

    We have a list of the best gifts for everyone on your list!

  • Your Connecticut 2018 Holiday Photos

    Your Connecticut 2018 Holiday Photos

    Your Connecticut 2017 Holiday PhotosYour Connecticut 2017 Holiday Photos

    Check out all of the photos this holiday season! Send us yours on Instagram or Twitter using #CTHolidays.

    Check out all of the photos this holiday season! Send us yours on Instagram or Twitter using #CTHolidays.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."