- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A pregnant woman struck by a car near the Circus Circus hotel-casino in Las Vegas in June has died, while the death of her newborn baby has been ruled an accident.

The Clark County Coroner’s office said Monday that 1-day-old Romeo Vargas died June 27 after being born through a medical procedure.

He died of extreme prematurity, placenta abruption and maternal blunt force injuries. His death was ruled an accident.

The mother, 27-year-old Nancy Elizabeth Ojeda, died July 3 after she was hit by a car while six months pregnant on June 26.

Authorities say the Las Vegas woman was struck by a 2014 Ford Focus car while she was walking outside a marked crosswalk.



The 24-year-old Las Vegas man driving the car wasn’t hurt.

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