VICTORVILLE (CBS) — A 20-year-old pregnant woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Victorville Friday evening, according to authorities.
The woman’s 17-month-old child was also struck and was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. The girl was treated and released. She is now with her father.
Officials say Dejuan Rene Smith, who was 5 months pregnant, was walking northbound on the edge of a road in the 1200 block of Balsam Road and pushing her daughter in a stroller when she was struck from behind by a Ford truck.
The truck fled the scene.
Paramedics responded to the scene and declared Smith dead.
The accident occurred at 10:26 p.m.
Authorities say the Ford truck will have damage on the right front and will be missing a mirror on the passenger’s side.
Saturday evening, KCAL9’s Jay Jackson spoke to Smith’s distraught and devastated boyfriend Travon Anderson. He was on the phone with Smith at the time of the crash.
Anyone with knowledge of this vehicle is urged to call Deputy James Snow at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) 760-241-2911.