Newborn dies after accident on Old River Road

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia State Patrol investigators say a baby, who had to be delivered in an emergency c-section, has passed away.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on Old River Road near the I16 exit.

Investigators say 35-year-old Kristina Hawkins crossed over the center line while travelling southbound on Old River Road and struck a vehicle in the opposite lane.  Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

24-year-old Angela Boatright, who was 8-months-pregnant, was in the car in the opposite lane.  She was taken to the hospital where an emergency c-section was performed, but the baby did not survive.  No word yet on Boatright’s condition.

The investigation into the accident continues.

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