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Suspects sought in wreck that killed unborn child
Canton Highway Wreck

Forsyth County deputies are searching for three men they say fled the scene of a violent accident on Canton Highway that left a pregnant woman seriously injured Saturday afternoon.

According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday a grey EMC Envoy traveling east down Canton Highway lost control and veered into the westbound lane, striking a Honda Pilot SUV.

Rainwater said that two passengers and the driver of the GMC, described by witnesses as Hispanic males, fled on foot from the scene, leaving one other female passenger and the driver of the Honda injured at the scene.

He said that the passenger of the GMC, a 26-year-old woman, was eight months pregnant and was rushed to a local hospital. 

Later, it was reported to the sheriff’s office that the woman’s unborn child was killed due to the violent wreck, Rainwater said. He added that the woman is stable and recovering from the crash.

Rainwater said they are currently working on several promising leads towards finding and arresting the three suspects.

“We need to bring her some closure,” he said.

When captured, he said that the driver will face charges of homicide by vehicle, failure to render aid and several traffic charges.

The two other passengers will also be charged with failure to render aid, which Rainwater said is standard for suspects that flee the scene of a serious accident.

“It’s one thing if you have a fender bender, but if you have a wreck this violent and run, that’s something else entirely,” he said.

This wreck will be investigated by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Specialist Unit. Rainwater said that TSU deputies returned to the scene Monday afternoon to map the accident and help them determine exactly what happened.