CHP says pregnant woman killed in drunk driving accident near Millville

Jul 26, 2014 5:00 PM by News Staff

A pregnant woman has died of injuries suffered in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver in Shasta County.

The accident occurred on Highway 44 near Millville about 9:30 p.m. Friday, when a Toyota Camry crossed into oncoming traffic, crashed into a fence and rolled several times.

Officers say bystanders rescued the Toyota's four occupants before the car became engulfed in flames.

The pregnant woman, who was 20 years old and four months pregnant, was rushed to Mercy Medical Center, where she died from severe blunt-force injuries. The driver and two other passengers suffered major injuries.

Officers say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, and they have arrested the driver, 36-year-old Robert Frederick of Burnt Ranch. Frederick is hospitalized in critical condition.


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