BALTIMORE - Angel Chiwengo was getting there.
She had a job, well below her skill level as a business woman in The Congo, but she had a job and was getting settled.
Her youngest daughter was expecting her first grandchild and her sister was already established here.
Maryland was where her life was now, until a Honda fleeing police took it away.
"I'm hurting, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to say. I'm hurting," said Pascaline Chiwengo, Angel’s sister.
Tuesday morning, her niece gave birth to Angel's first granddaughter and all day she tried to reach her sister.
It went to voicemail over and over again.
Unaware of what happened until Pascaline's husband started talking about a crash very near their North Baltimore home.
"I asked my husband what happened? He said a lady died at the spot and a guy they took to the emergency room,” Pascaline said. “Then I said what kind of car was the guy driving. He said a jeep. And then I started crying. I had that feeling my sister died. I told my husband, my sister died."
A sister knows.
With her niece in the hospital with her sister's newborn grandchild—she knew.
But it wasn't until nearly 24 hours later did Baltimore police formally identify Angel as the deceased passenger in that white SUV.
Angel was simply on her way home from work, her co-worker giving her a lift when it happened.
A violent collision that based on published reports, Pascaline blames Baltimore Police for causing.
"That's terrible! They were supposed to let those people go,” Pascaline said. “Now people die…let those people go. Take the tag and go and look for those people later. You cannot go look for people in the middle of the street. That's wrong."
Those other people police were following were Devell Johns and Terrell Young, both also killed upon impact.
Chiwengo is survived by a large family including a son, two daughters and now a grandchild.
Baltimore Police meanwhile say they are still aggressively investigating exactly what happened Tuesday morning.
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