CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The husband of a woman killed in a freak accident Chesterfield County is searching for answers in the wake of last week’s tragedy.
Roy Hernandez said when his wife, Amber, called him last Friday morning he thought that she must have gotten into an accident because she normally never called him in the morning. It was the last conversation Hernandez would have with his wife.
“It was just her talking about work and how excited she was applying for this new position that just opened up — asking if she should do it or not,” said Hernandez.
After that, Hernandez said he got the heart-wrenching call and rushed home from work.
“I didn’t believe it. I guess I was in a state of shock, just driving back home. I was like, ‘No, this can’t be happening. This isn’t real,’” said Hernandez.
But Chesterfield police confirmed that his wife was pinned under her silver Honda. The car ended up in a ditch when investigators said she tried to stop it from rolling down a slight hill.
“I have to say that is the toughest thing in my life to ever experience…,” said Hernandez. “We just don’t know how or why. If someone could like show some sort of video or something to let me know exactly what happened that would be amazing.”
Friends and former co-workers told CBS 6 that the couple were inseparable. In fact, Hernandez met Amber at Providence Middle School and the two have been together ever since.
“We were both kids at heart,” said Hernandez. “We’ll be the ones in the theater watching the new cartoon movie. And I think I ended up starting a movie here by myself and I couldn’t handle.”
Now, the Marine reservist says he’ll remember his wife’s smile, bubbly personality and huge heart.
“If I would’ve known something like this would’ve happened, I would’ve lived it a little different…. I would’ve spent more time with her,” said Hernandez.
He said that his wife believed in a higher power — and that he now does as well. In fact, he said that he plans to strengthen his faith.
Hernandez said his wife was cremated and that he plans to scattered her ashes in the mountains in Harrisonburg.
Additionally, Hernandez said detectives will release the accident report about his wife’s death in the coming weeks.