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6/24/2007-Tyler

Alleged Drunk Driver Kills Mother and Unborn Child

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An alleged drunk driver hits a pregnant Tyler woman, killing the woman and her unborn child.   Tyler police say the woman, identified as Martha Mondragon, 31 was headed west bound on Front Street, when an SUV ran a red light slamming into her.  Police say witnesses tried to assist Mondragon at the scene.  Mondragon was later taken to a local hospital where doctors performed an emergency C-Section, but the baby and Mondragon did not survive.  Mondragon also had her six year old daughter in the car.  She was taken to Children's Medical Center in Dallas and is in fair condition.  Police say the driver of the SUV that hit her was intoxicated.

"The subject was identified as 19," said Tyler Police Sergeant Bill Goecking.  "They further learned he was 16.  At which time he was charged with the vehicular manslaughter charges."   The 16-year-old driver from Carthage has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter, one count of intoxication assault and one count of failure to identify.

Danielle capper, Reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

 

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