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Pregnant woman injured in Vista crash loses unborn child

Publish Date: 2023/07/21

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 31-year-old man was arrested for multiple DUI-related charges after a head-on crash Saturday afternoon in Vista that killed an unborn child, according to ABC10 News.

Authorities said the accident happened on Old Taylor Street, near East Vista Way, in the late afternoon of July 15.

Preliminary details indicate a seven-months-pregnant woman and her 2-year-old daughter, who was strapped in a car seat, were sitting in the back passenger seat of a Mazda 6 being driven by her husband. At one point, the Mazda was hit head-on by a Nissan Sentra that had veered into their lane.

According to the woman’s husband, woman suffered the worst injuries, which included a severely damaged uterus. At the hospital, doctors told the woman they believed that her unborn baby son had been killed in the womb during the crash.

The driver of the causing vehicle, identified as Ezekiel Lopez, was taken into custody at the scene and faces multiple charges, including DUI.

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