PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A fiery crash took the lives of a Phoenix couple over the weekend, leaving their families heartbroken. Phoenix police said 25-year-old Lupe Orosco was speeding near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road when he lost control, hitting a truck. The car caught on fire while police say Lupe and his passenger, his girlfriend 35-year-old Amanda Ramirez, got trapped in the car and died.
Investigators say the black sedan Guadalupe Orosco, 25, and Amanda Ramirez, 35, were in "was speeding before losing control and causing the collision."
"She knew I loved her," said Amanda's father, Manuel Ramirez. "I just wish she didn't have to go so soon."
"I'm not the only one hurting," said Lupe's dad, Timothy Orosco. "My wife is hurting. My children are hurting. Family and friends are hurting."
The family says the couple was planning to get married, and they had two young children together.
"I was supposed to be gone first, but 35 years old, and she's gone," said Manuel.
Timothy says his 25-year-old son wanted to get his life on track before the crash.
"A week before his accident happened, I asked him, 'Son, you're going too fast. Slow down, son. You're going to get into a wreck,'" said Timothy.
Police said it would be weeks before there is a toxicology report, but they believe speed was a factor in the wreck. The truck driver is okay.
"This is all the end result of the biggest mistake this could have been, that we lost two family members," said Lupe's step-mom, Kristie Orosco.