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Unborn Twins Live as Mother Dies in Crash

Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jan 13, 2015 in Auto Accidents

In a heartbreaking accident, WBTW News 13 reports that a teenage mother of twins perished in an auto accident but her unborn twins were saved. 

On Tuesday Jan. 12, Ashton Gailann Hughes, a 19-year-old mother of an 11-month old who was pregnant with twins was injured in an auto accident at Drayton Road near Mary Black Hospital.

The accident occurred at 1 p.m. when Hughes van ran into an SUV that was stopped at a light. Hughes was immediately transported to the Spartanbug Medical Center by emergency personnel.

Despite the best efforts of the hospital, Hughes died during surgery. She was pregnant at the time, and doctors were able to save her twins.

The twins are currently receiving treatment at Spartanburg Medical Center. Hughes was on her way home from a medical appointment for the 11-month-old child. That child was not injured in the auto accident.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and preliminary reports indicate that both drivers were in fact wearing seatbelts. Both the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanbug Coroners Office are investigating the accident.

Our hearts go out to the family. The pain they are currently experiencing is unimaginable.

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We have helped grieving families get justice after a tragic accident such as the one that ended young teenage mother Ashton Hughes life.

If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, please call 1 (888)821-0247 today to speak with an attorney from Harbin & Burnett. 

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