Wreck kills expectant NC woman; baby survives


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Submitted: Wed, 09/05/2012 - 2:32am
Updated: Wed, 09/05/2012 - 2:33am
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BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a pregnant woman on her way to the hospital died in a wreck in Alamance County, but her baby survived.

The N.C. Highway Patrol says 22-year-olds Brian Casey Riggans and Megan Riggans were driving Sunday night when their Jeep Cherokee hydroplaned and hit a tree. The patrol said Megan Riggans was in labor and the couple was on their way to UNC Hospitals.

Megan Riggans was transported to Alamance Regional Medical Center. Emergency personnel kept her heart beating until her son was born. The infant was transferred to UNC Hospitals, where doctors weren’t sure of the extent of the infant’s injuries due to lack of oxygen during the emergency.

Brian Riggans was taken to UNC Hospitals with face and back injuries.

The Staleys were married in April.

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