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Arrest made in Phoenix collision involving injured pregnant woman

A driver is facing manslaughter and DUI charges after a collision that harmed a pregnant woman in Phoenix.

PHOENIX — A Valley driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing a collision that resulted in the death of an unborn child. 

Leslie Yeager, 39, is accused of hitting another vehicle near 9th Street and Grovers Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

A pregnant passenger in the other vehicle was taken to the hospital for serious injuries and her 7-month-old unborn child did not survive, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Yeager allegedly left the scene of the crash and was later apprehended by investigators. 

Court records show that officers allegedly smelled alcohol coming from the suspect.

Police said Yeager could be facing charges of manslaughter and DUI.

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