WICHITA, Kansas --A car crash in northwest Wichita early yesterday killed both Devan Krausch and Marcus McClellan.
Police believe alcohol and speed were factors in the wreck.
Today, we talked with friends of Krausch who hope his fatal mistake convinces others not to drink and drive.
"He was all about that, all about being ready for a dad," says friend of Krausch, Devon Byfield.
A new fiance, a baby on the way and proud to serve in our country's military.
The future cut short for Krausch, who was one of two people killed early Thursday in what police believe was a drunk-driving crash.
"My heart goes out for them, it's terrible. It's unreal," says Byfield.
Friends of Krausch, Nick Johnson and Devon Byfield were both hanging out with their friend playing pool earlier the night of the crash.
Now they want their friend's death to save others.
"Always call for a ride. It's just a wakeup call, you know. You don't know what happens, you don't know the factors of the road. You can play a role in it, it's just so easy to make a phone call to someone," says Johnson.
It's one way they're dealing with the grief.
A broken-hearted fiance announced just before the crash, she's having a baby boy.
"He was so excited. I've never seen him like that. He thought it was a girl and it came back a boy, so," says both Byfield and Johnson.
A baby boy who will never know his dad, who his friends say was a proud Marine, a natural born leader and so excited to be a father.
"I know we're all gonna be there for each other so, just gotta be responsible. you got to buckle down, grow up and become men. I mean," reflects Byfield.
The crash also killed soldier Marcus McClellan.
Both men were actively serving in the military but were home on leave.