CEDAR HILL – A Midlothian teen and her unborn child died Wednesday morning after being ejected from their vehicle that had been hit by an off duty City of Dallas firefighter.
Cedar Hill officers responded to the major accident on the 200 block of N. Hwy 67 at 12:44 am.
Fireman Horace Shaw III, 45, was driving a two door, white Mercedes when he struck the teen, 18-year-old Alyssa Pimentel, and a male occupant from behind in a maroon Mazda SUV. The incident forced both to eject from the vehicle.
The male sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Pimentel, who was several months pregnant, died as a result of her injuries. The baby also did not survive.
Shaw and another occupant in his vehicle were also transported to a local hospital, both sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
According to investigators, Shaw had been drinking at a bar in Dallas prior to the incident, contributing alcohol and speed to the incident.
Shaw is now in custody.