Pregnant woman hit by car dies after giving birth

Associated Press
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows 22-year-old hit-and-run victim Diann Ford, Ford, 37 weeks pregnant, died at an Austin, Texas hospital Thursday, October 27, 2011 after giving birth via Caesarean Section a day earlier. Ford died from injuries she suffered after being struck by a vehicle in San Marcos, Texas, Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Texas DPS via San Antonio Express-News)
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows 22-year-old hit-and-run victim …

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Police say a 22-year-old pregnant woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking home from work gave birth to a girl before she died.

San Marcos police say Diann Ford was returning from her job at Long John Silver's late Tuesday when she was hit. Ford, who was 37 weeks pregnant, was taken to an Austin hospital that night, the San Antonio Express-News reported (http://bit.ly/telyvq).

She gave birth by cesarean section Wednesday, and the girl was taken to the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit. Ford died Thursday.

Her boss Kris Jaccard said Ford was excited about her future as a mother. Jaccard said Ford knew she was having a girl and had picked out a name.

Police were trying to find the driver of the car.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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