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