A pregnant North Carolina woman died Sunday night while her husband drove her to the
hospital to deliver her baby.
Megan Riggans, 22, was headed to UNC Chapel Hill Hospital with her husband Casey when
the car hydroplaned, veered off the road and struck a tree, J.R. Zachary, a trooper with the
North Carolina Highway Patrol, told the station. The wreck occurred in a rural area in
southern Alamance County where severe thunderstorms dropped heavy rain throughout
the evening. Megan Riggans was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle
during the crash, TheTimesNews.com reported. She was unconscious when rescuers
arrived. Doctors at Alamance Regional Medical Center were able to deliver her baby boy.
She was later pronounced dead. The infant was still breathing and had a pulse, Zachary
said. The baby was transferred to UNC Hospital. His condition as of Tuesday morning
was not clear.