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Pregnant woman, child killed in accident

Kristina Marie Harding, 25, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, was seven months pregnant with her second child, who she and her husband had already named Kayla,when her vehicle crashed at about 8:05 a.m. April 5 into a semitrailer on U.S. Route 22 just outside Steubenville, Ohio, killing her and the baby girl she was carrying. Police said Harding had suffered an epileptic seizure, although she had taken her medication before she left her home. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the semitrailer was traveling west when Harding, driving eastbound in a Chevy Equinox, crossed the median and struck the semitrailer. The semi’s driver was not injured, but Harding’s vehicle hit the truck so hard, its whole back axle was knocked free, as was a stretch of guardrail.


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