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Baby Dies After Crash That Killed Mom In Labor

The baby boy from Alamance County who survived a car crash that killed his mother on her way to the hospital to deliver has now died.

Baby Will Riggans died at the hospital Tuesday. He had been born nine days earlier. His parents got into a car crash in the pouring rain on their way to the hospital to deliver the baby. Doctors kept his motheralive long enough for Baby Will to be born, then she died.

Reports say the baby was deprived of oxygen in the womb because of the crash.



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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 Riggans were married in April.


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