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A pregnant woman was killed when a stolen car smashed into her vehicle in Hobart leaving her unborn baby and toddler without a mother.

The 24-year-old woman was 32 weeks pregnant and it has been reported they delivered the baby “alive” at the Royal Hobart Hospital, were a two-year-old was also treated for minor injuries after the stolen SUV smashed into the woman’s car at the intersection of Davey and Argyle Streets at 1am on Friday.

Three youths in the stolen car were taken to hospital following the smash but police are still searching for the driver who fled the scene. Two boys aged 12 and 15 and a girl aged 15.

The young mother was on her way home after dropping her partner to work at a bakery.

Tasmania Police are asking for any witnesses
“Tragically, a 24-year-old woman died in a two-car crash at the intersection of Davey St and Argyle St, Hobart at 1am today.
The woman was pregnant and her unborn child was later delivered at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
A two-year-old child in the vehicle received non- life threatening injuries.

The woman was driving a Nissan Tida and the other car involved was a stolen Toyota Rav 4, being driven at speed by a youth.
The 15 year old alleged driver of the stolen car left the scene of the crash on foot and was taken into custody later this morning. His three passengers, also youths, received treatment in hospital.

This was an avoidable crash and an absolute tragedy. Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and loved ones at this sad time.

“At this stage the (32-week-old) baby is alive,” police Commander Glenn Frame told reporters.

As part of the investigation police are seeking witnesses to the crash and ask anyone who saw the stolen black-coloured Toyota Rav 4 (Queensland registration 013LUK) being driven in the greater Hobart area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE. ”

UPDATE 1:15pm

Tasmania Police have just shared an update -

Youth charged with manslaughter following fatal crash.

A 15 year old youth from Hobart’s northern suburbs has been charged with manslaughter following a fatal crash which killed a 24-year old pregnant mother earlier today.

The youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of motor vehicle stealing.

He will appear in the Hobart Youth Justice Court later today.

Police are continuing their investigations in relation to the three passengers involved.

Such a tragedy! Our thoughts are with the family.

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  • This has to have been one of the most heartbreaking stories of this decade

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  • Todays youth are an embarrassing lot, its disgusting that this toddler and newborn baby no longer have their mother due to a bunch of morons who thought it would be cool to steal a vehicle and speed through a town with it. Bring back the old fashioned ways of raising children.
    Thoughts go out to the family at this sad time xo

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  • Such a tragedy for this poor family. My heart breaks for them x

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  • I am almost in tears reading this heartbreaking story. This should not have happened. This is so so sad. What on earth were children doing driving a car to begin with? Where were their parents? My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family of this young woman.

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  • This is just the most sad and unavoidable tragedy.

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  • So very tragic ..my prayers and thoughts to the family.

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  • So many lives turned upside down forever. This is terrible news and my prayers go to the family for their loss, and to the teens caught up in their bad decisions.

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  • How awful, such a sad event !! And that caused by such young teenagers. Even when it’s the case he/they don’t get to go to prison, they have to carry this with them the rest of their lives and let’s hope and pray it makes these teenagers more responsible.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the husband with the 2 children and their loved ones. And yes, my thoughts and prayers are also with those teenagers who caused this accident.

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  • Such a horrible consequence from avoidable actions. Truly hope these children grow up with other loving family members. So sad.

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  • Another life lost because or irresponsible teenagers.
    They either kill some else or one of their friends. when will they learn.

    That poor family. My thoughts are with everyone effected by this tradegy

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  • This is such a horrific occurrence….. Young, stupid youths stealing a car for a bit of fun…..now their lives and a young families are changed forever ☹️ I live nearby and the community are heartbroken for the husband and his two babies…. Such an avoidable, preventable tragedy…. My heart is with this young family who have just lost their mummy, wife, friend and heart of their family…..

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  • This is such a tragic occurrence – If the baby survives, he and his 2 year old sibling will be without their mum, all because of thoughtless teenagers. Condolences to the family.

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  • Absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking. No way should his name be suppressed. Everyone knows if you are speeding you will most likely kill yourself or someone else. No doubt, with the justice system the way it is, he won’t be imprisoned. Absolutely senseless death. What are people teaching their children these days??
    This makes me so angry and sad.

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  • I just saw this on the news. What a sad story. It is wonderful that the baby survived but how awful to have to grow up having lost your mother in such tragic, and preventable, circumstances.

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  • Yet another tragic road accident, result of a stolen car and unlicensed driver. This disgusting behaviour has left two children without their Mother too.
    I hope the premature baby goes on to be a healthy happy one. No doubt the neonatal unit will be on full alert as the baby’s lungs will be underdeveloped at this stage. Although it is reported that the 2 year old boy’s injuries are not life threatening we don’t know if he will make a good recovery or have a good quality of life.

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