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Pregnant teen loses unborn baby after airlifted from scene of crash

A pregnant teenager lost her unborn baby after she was airlifted from the scene of a crash Tuesday night in Lake County.

The 19-year-old from Leesburg was driving a 2007 Cadillac DTS at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday westbound on County Road 44 west of Sparrow Lane in Grand Island when a 34-year-old Eustis man driving an eastbound 2017 Ford Transit van entered into her lane of travel, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The teen suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was 30 weeks pregnant and lost her unborn child, the report said.

The man driving the Ford Transit suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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