The 19-year-old killed in a Lehigh County crash on Friday night was a "strong, intelligent young man with a heart of gold," according to a friend's post on the victim's Facebook page.
William David Bickford lived in Orefield and worked as an assembler at Blue Mountain Machine, Inc., according to his Facebook page.
Bickford's last Facebook post was Thursday when he wrote about possible names for the baby his girlfriend is expecting: "For baby names we have this Jasmine Nicole Bickford, and Jayden Christopher Bickford like/no?"
Last Sunday, Bickford posted on Facebook "I love my beautiful girlfriend and our baby.
His girlfriend, Kate McGowan of Palmerton, is grieving.
"He was the kindest person I've ever met, and he would give the shirt off his back if he had to.
"I love him to death I am taking this rather hard but I have our unborn child to worry about," she said in a written message Saturday afternoon.
McGowan's promise to Bickford appeared in one of her many FB posts Saturday:
"William, if you see this, please know that I am sorry for all the fighting and that I love you very much and I will make sure the baby has your last name. You will always be in my heart and I will love you forever. I'll see you again, babe. Until then watch over me and the baby </3."
Bickford died when his car crashed, he was ejected and was then pinned beneath the vehicle when it rolled over. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was driving southbound on Route 309 at 10:59 p.m. when he lost control of his car on a left-hand curve, according to state police at Fogelsville. His 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt went onto the shoulder and struck a concrete barrier of the Interstate 78 overpass.
The car continued for about 100 feet before rolling and partially ejecting Bickford. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt.
Roads were wet because of daylong rain, but police did not say whether that contributed to the accident.