A pregnant woman gave birth to her baby before dying from her injuries after a head-on crash Sunday night that also killed the other driver, reported the Fresno Bee.
Sadly, the baby survived for less than a day: ABC 30 reports that the baby girl died at the hospital Monday morning.
The deadly crash happened around 7:15 p.m. outside the central valley town of Fresno when a white Honda Civic driven by 18-year-old Joanne Marisela Delgado crossed the center line and collided with a Kia Optima driven by 24-year-old Adriana Solorio Romero, according to news station KMPH.
Romero died at the scene. Early reports do not indicate drugs or alcohol were involved.
Delgado’s baby was born at the accident site. The young mother was estimated to be between six and nine months into her pregnancy. Your Central Valley reported the baby was delivered via caesarean section at the scene and then airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center along with a 10-year-old boy who was in the backseat of Delgado’s car. The relationship between Delgado and the boy is unknown at this time.
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Trenholm told ABC 30, “It’s never easy to go into these types of accidents, but to see something like that, where a child was born prematurely and could sustain fatal injuries as a result of the accident, it’s heart-breaking.”
The crash left Highway 145 closed for over three hours while law enforcement tried to determine what led to the deadly accident.
Comments on Facebook indicate Delgado was planning to name her baby Mila.