Baby delivered, mother dies after traffic accident in Kansas

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OLATHE, Kansas (AP) – Police say a pregnant woman who was injured in a traffic accident delivered her baby before dying at a hospital.

The accident occurred Sunday evening in Overland Park when a car ran a red light and hit a truck carrying two people. Those two vehicles went into another lane and hit a minivan carrying five people.

The woman, who was 39 weeks pregnant, was among six people taken to hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical.

Overland Park police say child was delivered and the mother later died of her injuries. The woman’s name has not been released. The child was in good condition early Monday.

The driver of the vehicle that ran the red light was treated for injuries and taken to the Johnson County jail awaiting charges.

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