Police: Pregnant woman killed in crash with drunken driver

Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 10:39 AM EST
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A West Virginia man was charged in a drunken driving crash that killed a pregnant woman and injured three others, police said.

West Virginia State Police said Justin Fisher, 28, of Spencer, was the driver of an SUV that collided head-on with a car near the Roane County community of Clover on Saturday night, news outlets reported.

State police said Sarah Harris, 34, of Spencer, and her unborn child were killed. Two children and their father in the car were taken to a hospital.

“Any time a pregnant woman’s involved in a crash, there’s always concern about their baby,” West Virginia State Trooper E.C. Greathouse said. “ We didn’t realize that this was going to be the ultimate outcome that the mother was going to lose her life as well.”

Fisher had a blood-alcohol level of 0.205%, more than twice the legal limit of .08%, and was charged with two counts of driving under the influence causing death and three counts of DUI causing bodily injury, state police said.

Fisher was being held in the Central Regional Jail on $250,000 bond. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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