The newborn baby who was delivered after the 18-year-old mother was fatally injured in a auto crash died just a day after her.
Romero was pronounced dead at point of impact at the Five Points, California crash scene reported KFSN-TV. The other driver, Adriana Romero, 24, was also killed.
A baby died shortly after being born prematurely during a vehicle accident.
Joanna Marisela Delgado, an 18-year-old in her third trimester, gave birth to her daughter by cesarean section.
The baby was rushed by helicopter to a hospital after the birth but died the next morning.
A 16-year-old also inside of the vehicle, whom some reports have identified as the father of the baby, is in critical condition. "But to see something like that where a child is born prematurely and potentially sustain fatal injuries as a result of the accident, it's heartbreaking", said Sgt. Mike Trenhomlm, with the California Highway Patrol.
Family members took to social media to pay tribute to Delgado. Trenholm said the Fresno County Sheriff's Office assisted on-scene. Had so many great memories with you cousin'. Investigators don't think drugs or alcohol were involved.
The crash left Highway 145 closed for over three hours while law enforcement tried to determine what led to the deadly accident.