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Pedestrian Killed by Pregnant Drunk Driver

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A woman lost her life in a pedestrian accident on Highway 9, Monday, when an intoxicated pregnant woman drove off the side of the rode, striking her with her vehicle, reports California Highway Patrol.

California Highway Patrol was trying to piece together the chain of events that led up to the fatal accident.

Fire Rescue was first on the scene where they discovered the driver had run her pickup off the road, into an embankment. The woman was acting unruly and appeared to be intoxicated. CHP transported the pregnant woman to the hospital, as they were unsure if she was having contractions.

The officers believed the accident only involved the pregnant woman and her vehicle. Shortly later a person walked into the police station to inform authorities that someone had been hit by the car.

Rescue returned to the accident scene to find the woman lying about a quarter mile from the accident scene. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.