A former Obama campaign official and her wife were killed in a horrific multi-car crash in Southern California.

Peggy Moore, 60, and Hope Wood, 48, were passengers in a Jeep pickup that collided with a Chrysler sedan on Highway 76.

The 60-year-old man driving the Jeep also passed away in the collision.

NBC Bay Area reports:

The Jeep was headed west on state Highway 76 just past Horse Ranch Creek Road near the unincorporated community of Fallbrook when it hit the sedan, which was headed east, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In addition to Wood and Moore, the drivers of both vehicles also died at the scene while another passenger in the Jeep survived.

Only Wood, 48, was identified by the medical examiner, but social media posts over the weekend by colleagues and friends of the pair indicate they died together in the crash.

“We at East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club are devastated to hear of the passing of our past President Peggy Moore and her wife Hope Wood. Moore was a force of change in Oakland and the East Bay,” read one post.

Moore’s 25-years of political activism and organizing were highlighted by her work to secure and protect the rights of the LGBT community and communities of color, according to the post.

From the New York Post:

Moore and Wood, who lived in the Bay Area, met while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, the report added.

In 2019, they founded Hope Action Change, a consultancy and coaching firm with an emphasis on diversity and equity.

“Together they organized, changed hearts and minds, and helped to create a world where who you love doesn’t limit your freedoms,” Rep. Barbara Lee wrote on X.

“Both Peggy and Hope made an impact on our community, on our city, on our state, and on our nation that will be felt for generations to come.”

Moore was the campaign manager for former Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff, and was a senior adviser in Schaff’s office from 2015 through 2017, according to her LinkedIn.

Moore also served as a general consultant for Diana Becton’s successful run for district attorney of Contra Costa County, her profile stated.

“You could not walk anywhere with Peggy without it taking two hours,” Schaaf said of Moore, according to KRON4.

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