Unborn baby killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver on 710 Freeway, CHP says

A woman’s unborn child was killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into her SUV on the 710 Freeway early Thursday morning, according to the CHP. The wrong-way driver also died in the wreck, according to authorities.

The crash happened at high speed just south of the 405 Freeway around 3:45 a.m., according to authorities.

The CHP said a man was driving a white Dodge northbound on the southbound side of the 710 Freeway when he hit a 2016 GMC Acadia driven by a 29-year-old woman.

Medics rushed the woman to the hospital where she was treated for two broken legs; the other driver died at the scene, according to a CHP news release.

Authorities later found out the woman was pregnant and her child had died in the crash, CHP Officer Simeon Yarbrough said.

Officials haven’t yet released the identity of the deceased driver.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with more information from the CHP.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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