Man arrested on drunk driving charge in fatal crash that killed pregnant 21-year-old

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The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man in connection to the Sunday wreck that killed a pregnant 21-year-old woman and injured two men in Crawfordville, according to court records.

Harrison Peterson, 46, was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility Sunday on two counts of a DUI that caused the death of a person or unborn child, after failing a field sobriety test immediately following the crash, an arrest affidavit said.

The wreck, at US-319, north of Glover Road in Wakulla County, began when Peterson, driving a white 2019 Ford F-150, rear-ended a car carrying a 26-year-old Tallahassee man, the woman and her unborn child.

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This initial impact caused the sedan to jolt into the pickup truck it was directly behind, causing Petersons' truck and the car to spin out of control.

The truck in the very front was able to pull off to the road and none of its passengers were injured.

Peterson, who is from Crawfordville, sustained minor injuries, as did the man behind the wheel of the sedan.

The woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, and her unborn child, were pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m. by a paramedic, according to the FHP. She was seven months pregnant.

After a trooper determined Peterson "exhibited clues ... consistent with an impaired driver," he was put in handcuffs and driven to the jail just before 11 p.m., where he remains in lieu of a $1,000 bail, according to court records.

Contact Christopher Cann at ccann@tallahassee.com and follow @ChrisCannFL on Twitter.

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