Crash after chase near Atlanta kills fetus

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DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A woman who police say led officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash that killed her unborn child is reported in serious condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Police say the chase began on Interstate 20 in Douglasville when an officer clocked a car driven by 21-year-old Jessica Bruce doing 86 mph.

Capt. Darren Shaw of the Douglasville Police Department says the officer tried to stop Bruce but she got off the freeway and continued to speed.

Police say she finally hit a car and another car struck hers.

Officers say the woman in the other car has non-life-threatening injuries. They say Bruce faces charges that include one for the death of the unborn child.


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teapot 05/13/10 - 09:14 am
The loss of the child is

The loss of the child is regrettable. The chase didn't kill the child; the crash didn't kill the child, The Mother killed the child.

LynxRHot 05/13/10 - 09:31 am
How ironic that had she had

How ironic that had she had an abortion instead, she would have been not guilty of killing her child in the eyes of the law.

livinginthebuckle 05/13/10 - 10:52 am
Lynx, can I borrow your

Lynx, can I borrow your crystal ball? Apparently you know she was less than 24 weeks pregnant.

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