Pregnant Mom Dies in Maine Car Crash, Baby Born Via Emergency C-Section
photo courtesy: Desiree Strout's Facebook page
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a pregnant woman was driving to the hospital to give birth when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed. She died, and the baby is in critical condition.
The Kennebec Journal reports the crash happened Monday morning on Route 2 in Skowhegan. Authorities say the 27-year-old woman was traveling from Canaan to a hospital to have her labor induced. Police say the woman's SUV hit black ice, struck a snowbank and rolled over onto a frozen pond.
Authorities say the woman was nine months pregnant. Officials say doctors at Redington-Fairview General Hospital performed an emergency cesarean section.
A man and an 8-year-old girl in the vehicle were hospitalized. Their condition is unknown. Police have not released the name of the victim but media reports have identified the young mother as Desiree Strout, 27.
Her passenger, Harry Weeks, 29, is believed to be Strout's husband. He suffered a punctured lung and laceration to his liver, according to the Kennebec Journal.
No word on the condition of the baby.
NH1 News contributed to this report.