Selma, CA (March 27, 2019) – Last week, a woman who was 4 months pregnant died in a head-on crash in Selma. California Highway Patrol officers responded to the crash near Conejo Avenue and Fowler Avenue around 4:15 p.m. on Friday.
The 23-year-old mother to be was Natalie Aceves of Hanford as identified by the Fresno County Coroner. Aceves was driving a black sedan at the time of the accident.
A white Chevy Malibu driving in front of Aceves attempted a U-turn. An SUV traveling in the opposite direction veered to miss the Malibu and despite attempts to avoid a collision, struck Aceves’ sedan.
The mother and her unborn child both died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Aceves’ 11-year-old stepdaughter was in the front seat at the time of the crash. She was severely injured and is in critical condition at Community Regional Medical Center. CHP says the safest place in a vehicle for children of any age is in the backseat. Although state law only mandates children 8 and under ride in the backseat.
The driver of the Silverado was treated at Selma Community Hosptial with minor injuries. The driver of the Malibu fled the scene and remains at large.
Source: The Fresno Bee
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