Diann Ford, a 22-year-old pregnant woman from San Marcos, Texas, was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking home from work and gave birth to a healthy baby girl before she died.
According to San Marcos police, Diann Ford was returning from her job at Long John Silver’s late on Tuesday when she was hit by the car.
Diann Ford, who was 37 weeks pregnant, was taken to an Austin hospital that night, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
The woman gave birth by cesarean section on Wednesday, October 26, and the girl was taken to the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit. Diann Ford died the next day.
Diann Ford’s boss, Kris Jaccard said she was excited about her future as a mother. The 22-year-old woman knew she was having a girl and had picked out a name.
Kris Jaccard described Diann Ford as a model employee who always showed up for work on time.
Diann Ford had started at the restaurant about six months ago as a cashier.
“She was a very friendly, very nice, very caring person,” Kris Jaccard told the San Antonio Express-News.
San Marcos police are still trying to find the driver of the car.
The police report said that Diann Ford was crossing the road at night where there wasn’t a cross walk and she was wearing dark-coloured clothing.
After a car struck her and the driver fled, Diann Ford was found by a passing motorist and she was conscious when emergency responders arrived at the scene.