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Mother and unborn child die in crash

An accident on highway 59 south of diboll Tuesday afternoon has killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Two other people were also injured in the crash. Investigators say the weather did play a factor in that crash. It happened just after one o'clock April 6th, when some parts of east texas saw very heavy rain. Police say Bridgette Allison of Carthage lost control of her Lincoln Town Car and hydroplaned. The car slid across the median and crashed head-on into a pick-up. Allison was taken to Lufkin's Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was six months pregnant. Doctors tried to save the baby, but were not successful. Meanwhile, rescue workers had to use the jaws of life to get the driver of the pick-up out. She and a passenger in the car were taken to Lufkin hospitals with leg and stomach injuries. Police say Allison was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Law enforcement officers say this tragedy shows just how important it is to slow down when you're driving on wet roads. They also remind you to properly use your seat belt to help reduce the risk of death or injuries in a crash.
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