DALLAS - There is no hiding the pain Jorkey Ray feels when he sees the images from Sunday's crash.
The devastation when he learned that his fiance, Maria Vasquez, was in the middle of that horrible wreck on Stemmons Freeway.
"It was like my world stopped for me right now," Ray said. "She was everything to me."
The 33-year-old mother had just dropped off her young son at her parents' house and was heading to work.
She was planning her future with her fiancé. The two had recently moved in together, and were getting married next year.
"I've been waiting for her since Sunday," Ray said. "Looking through window, at the door... she don't come... she'll never be back."
Vasquez just celebrated her 33rd birthday a week ago -- a celebration with her family and friends who now mourn her loss.
"She'll be missed, but never forgotten," Ray said through tears. "That's for sure."
Three-year-old Johnny was her only child. The toddler doesn't understand how close he came to being in that SUV, but he does understand something is terribly wrong.
"He looks at me like, 'Where is my mom? I know she's with you," Ray said.
Santiago Gonzalez, an illegal immigrant, has been charged with her death. Investigators say he was intoxicated and driving the wrong way on the interstate.
"He kill a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a sister," Ray said. "A great person."