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Pregnant woman hit, killed by driver while walking with her two children

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WAUCHULA, FL (WWSB) - A Hardee County man is facing charges after hitting and killing a pregnant young mother while she was walking with her two children.

Troopers say 31-year-old Jose Manuel Montes-Loredo was driving north on Old Bradenton Road in Wauchula near Falcon Lane at 6:45am Monday morning when he went off the road onto the grass shoulder. His vehicle struck 26-year-old Josefina Pablo Aguirre and her 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.

At the time, Pablo Aguirre, who was 8-months pregnant, was walking down the road with her children as they biked near her. Pablo Aguirre's unborn child was killed and Pablo Aguirre was left in a coma. She died Thursday from her injuries. Her 8-year-old daughter was unhurt, but her 6-year-old son suffered serious injuries.

Manuel Montes-Loredo has been charged with careless driving involving a death and was arrested for driving without a valid license involving a death.

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