Baby Delivered After Mother Dies In Car Crash

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A head-on collision killed two people in Fresno County on Sunday night and sent four to the hospital. One of them being a newborn baby, whose mother was one of the people killed.

Sgt. Mike Trenholm of California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the agency first got the call about the crash around 7:15 p.m. It happened on state Route 145 north of Elkhorn Avenue near Five Points.

The crash occurred when a driver going northbound, who was driving a white Honda Civic, crossed over into the southbound lane hit another car. It’s unknown at this time how fast either driver was going.

Both drivers were killed on-scene, reportedly pinned by their steering wheels.

There were 3 passengers between the two cars, including a 10-year-old boy. The driver of the Honda Civic was six to nine months pregnant and her baby was delivered on-scene via caesarean section.

All four were taken to Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

Trenholm said that investigators don’t know whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

We did find evidence here on-scene that leads us to believe possibly one of the drivers of the vehicles is impaired,” he said. “We won’t be able to determine definitively until an autopsy is performed.”

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