Baby born after fatal California car crash dies

A baby born before her 18-year-old mother died in a head-on car collision in California has also died.

Pregnant teen Joanna Delgado died after she delivered a baby by Cesarean section, Your Central Valley reported. 

Delgado, who was six-to-nine months pregnant, crossed the median of a Fresno highway just after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Joanna Delgado, 18, died after giving birth by cesarean section after being involved in a head on collision.

Joanna Delgado, 18, died after giving birth by cesarean section after being involved in a head on collision.

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She collided head-on with another vehicle, whose driver, Adriana Romero, 24, also died.

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The force of the impact caused Delgado to give birth prematurely.

Adriana Romero, 24, died after Delgado swerved across a highway median and collided head-on with Romero

Adriana Romero, 24, died after Delgado swerved across a highway median and collided head-on with Romero’s vehicle.

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The baby died at the hospital Monday morning, ABC-affiliate KFSN reported.

“It’s never easy coming to these traffic accidents. But to see something like that where a child is born prematurely and potentially could sustain fatal injuries as a result of the accident, it’s heartbreaking,” California highway patrol Sgt. Mike Trenholm said before learning about the baby girl’s death.

Investigators are still working to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

Investigators are still working to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

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Trenholm said investigators have not yet confirmed whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash.

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“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.”

A Gofundme page says that Romero had recently graduated from Fresno State with a degree in child-development.

“Work is not going to be the same without your everyday smile. You will be missed Teacher Adriana,” a commenter wrote.

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