Driver, 23, caught up in a huge traffic jam after a fatal motorway crash finds the victim is his 24-year-old girlfriend
- Cristian Miculaiciuc among thousands stuck in a queues after a crash on the M5
- It later emerged his partner Sorina Gheorghe, in a different vehicle, was killed
- Police called him after he had been queuing for an hour to tell him she had died
- Ms Gheorghe was driving to work when a 4×4 collided with her car at 5.40am
A driver caught up in a huge traffic jam after a fatal motorway crash was horrified to discover the victim was his girlfriend.
Cristian Miculaiciuc, 23, was among thousands of drivers stuck in queues after the early-morning smash on the M5 on April 3.
Tragically, it later emerged his partner Sorina Gheorghe, who was in a different vehicle, had died earlier that day.
Cristian Miculaiciuc (pictured with Sorina Gheorghe) was among thousands of drivers stuck in queues after the early-morning smash on the M5 on April 3
Tragically, it later emerged his partner Sorina Gheorghe, who was in a different vehicle, had died. Ms Gheorghe was driving to work in Aston to inspect Jaguar parts when the collision with a 4×4 took place at around 5.40am
Police called Cristian after he’d been queuing for an hour to inform him his 24-year-old girlfriend had been killed when a 4×4 collided with her car.
Ms Gheorghe was driving to work in Aston to inspect Jaguar parts when the collision took place at around 5.40am.
Bystanders and an off-duty paramedic rushed to help but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two men from the 4×4 were unhurt and the carriageway was closed for more than six hours – sparking chaos for commuters.
Mr Miculaiciuc was caught up in the huge queues unaware his girlfriend had been killed in the collision ahead.
The 23-year-old said: ‘When the accident happened I was stuck in the queue in the back for hours with the lorry having no power to help her or to get there.
‘I got on the M5 about 9am but it happened at 5.40am.
‘I was doing deliveries that way. I only found it out it was her an hour into sitting in the queue.’
It was then that officers from West Mercia Police rang Cristian to give him the horrifying news.
He added: ‘Police called me and her mum. Then we were diverted at the junction before the crash and I returned home.’
‘She was heading to work in Aston where she was inspecting Jaguar car parts.’
And he paid tribute to his Romanian girlfriend, who he had been with for over three years after meeting in the UK.
He added: ‘Sorina was very kind and loving, and she was a very hard worker.
‘She always had a positive attitude and did every little thing for us to be happy in her presence.’
The crash happened between junctions five, at Droitwich, and 4A, for the M42, on April 3.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered considerable damage.
‘An off duty paramedic and bystanders were trying to assist the car driver.
‘Unfortunately, despite all efforts, it was not possible to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
‘Two men in the 4×4 were assessed but were unhurt and were discharged at the scene.’
West Mercia Police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the fatal crash.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact the force. Chief Supt Tom Harding previously said: ‘As the public would expect in such tragic cases, a thorough investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances behind the collision and our thoughts are with the families involved at this difficult time.
‘Enquiries are currently ongoing and we would encourage anyone who saw the collision or has dashcam footage of the moments leading up to it to come forward.’