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Rio Linda crash kills unborn baby and leaves six others injured

Sep 17, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Shaun Holkko, assistant editor

A 17-year-old Livermore native led police on a high-speed chase that ultimately killed her unborn baby. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

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RIO LINDA, CA (MPG) – Six people were injured and an unborn baby was left dead on Friday night in Rio Linda following a vehicle crash, according to the North Sacramento California Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement officials received calls around 9:11 p.m. on September 16 about a sideshow taking place. The location was in Sacramento County at the intersection of Elverta Road at Dutch Haven Boulevard, the CHP said.

At the behest of the CHP, Over 100 people attending the sideshow quickly dispersed after blocking the intersection. The CHP attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a pregnant 17-year-old who was driving a Honda Accord with two adults and a juvenile as passengers.

According to the CHP, the Livermore native refused to stop, leading to the high-speed chase. An innocent bystander in a Honda Civic was driving eastbound through the Dry Creek Road and Elkhorn Boulevard intersection when they collided with the Accord who ran a red light, causing the crash.

The 17-year-old driver, who was pregnant, suffered major injuries that killed the fetus. The three other passengers in the Accord were also taken to the hospital for medical treatment. One of the six victims was trapped in their vehicle and were extricated.

The east Bay Area driver was medically cleared and booked into the Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on multiple charges. According to police, drugs and alcohol were not present on the scene and do not appear to have factored in the collision.