Pregnant Mother, Unborn Baby Die After Gloucester County Car Accident

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – Twenty-eight-year-old Toni Bolis of Washington Township was days away from delivering her second child, according to her sisters Annette and Angela Donato.

Sadly, the happily married mother of a two-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Washington Township Wednesday night. Doctors were unable to save her baby whose sex was going to be a surprise.

“He was a boy,” said Angela.

Police say Toni was headed east on Pitman Downer Road when 21-year-old Daniel Pereira of Glassboro, coming the opposite way, crossed lanes and crashed head on into Toni’s car. Toni’s sisters say she was on the phone hands free with her mother at the time of the crash and urged her to get to the scene.

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“She was saying she was going to lose the baby,” said Angela.

Her sisters and mother arrived in minutes but Toni was unconscious. Angela says she talked to Pereira, the other driver, about the accident.

“He had told me he looked at his cell phone or GPS and he crashed,” said Angela.

The sisters say they are speaking out to warn other drivers of distracted driving, what they believe caused the crash.

“Your hands should be on the wheel. She would still be here, her baby boy, Ryan, could still be here,” said Annette of her sister and soon-to-be nephew.

Police are recreating the accident and have not determined an official cause. No charges have been filed. Pereira is in stable condition.

Reported by Robin Rieger, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. DJD says:

    this is so sad…Toni was in my homeroom througout high school. she was a very quiet and nice girl. I hope the girl that is responsible for this sits in prison for 15-20 yrs to reflect on what an idiot she is. Rest In Peace Sweetheart.


    1. BJ says:

      It wasn’t a girl that hit and killed Toni and Ryan but rather a 21 one year old man named Daniel Pereira. In my opinio, this guy must have been traveling at a high speed to have caused the male driver of the car in front of Toni to swerve to avoid being hit by.Pereira. In addition, traveling a high speed is also warranted given the fact Pereira didn’t have time to react and to cause the amount of damage to the Toyota Camry he was driving and the Ford Escape Toni was driving. What a shame to have three lives ruined.

  2. Jasick polubiec says:

    This is very horrible thing

  3. HB says:

    I love you Toni… I will miss you and RJ… I can’t believe you gone

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