Off-duty firefighter involved in crash that killed pregnant 18-year-old, unborn child

(Source: KTVT via CNN Newsource)

A two-vehicle accident near Dallas has left an 18-year-old pregnant woman dead.

The crash happened early Wednesday morning in Cedar Hill, near Dallas.

Witnesses say a Mercedes was traveling at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended an SUV. The pregnant woman, identified as Alyssa Pimentel, was driving the SUV. Officials say Pimentel's unborn child was delivered but also died. A passenger in the SUV was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Multiple reports say 45-year-old Horace Shaw III was behind the wheel of the Mercedes and has been charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter. Authorities said he is an off-duty firefighter for the city of Dallas.

Dallas fire officials say they are aware of the incident.

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