A pregnant Kansas woman was killed when a fleeing robbery suspect slammed into her car — but her baby miraculously survived, according to her husband and local reports.
Brandon Russell said his wife Samantha Russell left behind a “beautiful gift of life” before she died of injuries she sustained in Tuesday’s crash.
Samantha Russell’s husband Brandon Russell with their newborn baby boy Mac who survived the crash.Facebook
The 22-year-old expecting mother was waiting at a stop light in Wichita at around 5 p.m. when a man in a pickup truck ran through the red light and hit her vehicle, as well as two others, KAKE reported.
Samantha, who was 33 weeks pregnant, was rushed to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead two hours later.
But her baby, a boy named Mac, was delivered in the in the immediate aftermath of the crash, the Wichita Eagle reported.
The infant was initially “not doing so great,” but has since improved