Baby delivered after mom killed crossing the street dies in hospital

Investigators say 30-year old Rice University teacher Jennifer Young was crossing the street at Main and Cambridge Tuesday morning when she was hit by a car. She died at a hospital and doctors were forced to deliver her unborn child.

June 21, 2012 1:01:59 PM PDT
The baby delivered by doctors after its mother was fatally struck crossing the street earlier this week has died in the hospital.

Doctors at Memorial Hermann Hospital performed emergency surgery to deliver the unborn child on Tuesday. The baby had been in critical condition at the hospital since then, but died Thursday.

Police say the mother, 30-year-old Jennifer Young, was trying to cross the street at the intersection of Main and Cambridge at about 9:20am Tuesday when a vehicle hit her.

The driver of the vehicle was questioned and released at the scene. The investigation continues.

Young was a teacher at Rice University. According to university officials, she taught computational and applied mathematics. She had been working at the university of two years.