A 26-year-old Niantic woman who was nine months pregnant died after crashing on Interstate 95 in Stonington this morning, and her child is in critical condition, according to police.
Police said Alexandra Brown, of Niantic, was driving southbound on I-95 near exit 91 when her car veered to the left and struck a metal rope guardrail around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Brown, who was nine months pregnant, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car, according to the police report.
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She was rushed to Westerly Hospital, where her baby was delivered through an emergency C-section. Police said the child was transferred to Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and is listed in critical but stable condition.
A LifeStar helicopter was called but canceled, and the highway was closed while authorities responded.
Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call Trooper First Class Scavello at 860-848-6500.