Family, Friends Mourn Pregnant Woman Killed In Car Crash

Jan 25, 2018

SKOWHEGAN, Maine - Family and friends are mourning the death of a Maine mother of two who was killed in a car crash while on the way to the hospital to give birth.
 
WCSH-TV reports the woman has been identified as 27-year-old Desiree Strout.
 
Authorities say Strout was traveling from Canaan to a hospital to have her labor induced when her SUV hit black ice, struck a snowbank and rolled over onto a frozen pond Monday in Skowhegan.
 
Officials say doctors performed an emergency cesarean section to deliver her baby boy. His current condition has not been released.
 
Strout's husband, Harry Weeks, and 8-year-old daughter were hospitalized after the crash. Authorities say Weeks suffered serious injuries, but he is expected to survive.
 
The girl's condition is unknown.