Accident near Rancho Viejo claims the lives of pregnant woman and young child


POSTED: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:43pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 8:51am

A rollover accident, reportedly caused by a tire blowout, left a pregnant woman and a 4 year-old girl dead. Two other people in that SUV, a man and a 7 year-old boy, were hospitalized.

Brownsville police say the crash happened about 2 p.m. near Rancho Viejo in the northbound lane of the expressway near Roberta Road.

Jovanna Ruiz, 25, died at the scene, the 4 year-old girl, identified as Herlinda Gamez, died on the way to the hospital.

Police say the little girl was not wearing a seatbelt. The hospitalized man is reported in serious condition and the young boy suffered minor injuries.

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