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9-month pregnant woman killed in crash in Palm Springs identified

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The Palm Springs Police Department confirmed on Monday that a pregnant woman and her unborn baby were killed in a crash last week along Gene Autry Road.

The crash occurred Thursday evening on N Gene Autry Trail & Salvia Road, just off the I-10 exit.

On Monday, Sgt. Mike Casavan confirmed that a woman, 9-months pregnant, was driving a vehicle with her two small children when the crash occurred.

The Riverside County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Esmeralda Reyes, 24, of Desert Hot Springs.

Casavan told News Channel 3 that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two small children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. According to a GoFundMe page, started by loved ones, the two children are ages 2 & 3.

There was no information on what led to the crash. Sgt. Casavan says the cause remains under investigation.

Family has started a GoFundMe page raising money to help lay Esmeralda and her unborn daughter to rest. Click here to donate.

Stay with News Channel 3 for any updates.

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