The only thing Garrett Barker loved more than his dogs was his fiancée Kelsey and their soon-to-be baby girl. Saturday morning the couple was driving on the 215 ramp towards North Salt Lake when they hit a patch of ice.
Garrett’s cousin C.J. Christiansen told ABC 4 News, "He lost control of the truck going around the corner and they both, and five of their dogs, went over the guardrail on the overpass."
Garrett died instantly, Kelsey and their baby died later at the hospital
Sunday night their friends and family gathered to light candles, give hugs and share stories about the about the young couple.
Nic Hadley said of Garrett, "There’s not much to say, but the perfect kid, he was always nice, never mad, and never mean."
Garrett’s adoptive mother Marjan Barker said, "We were so proud of them. They both had their heads on straight. They knew what they wanted and they were going forward with their lives."
Going forward together; ready to start a new family and rarely apart.
Barker said, "That morning his birth mom was saying that 'why don't you just let Kel stay home and rest?' and he said 'No I want her to be with me' and they both went to work together."
That was the last time anyone would see Garrett and Kelsey alive. The only comfort the family has now is knowing they're still together.
“It would be sad if someone was left behind,” said Barker. “I think they're much happier being together."