UPDATE: Newborn dies week after southwest Wichita crash

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

WICHITA, Kan. -- A baby who was born following a traffic accident in southwest Wichita last week has died.

Doctors delivered the baby girl two months premature following a crash at Meridian and Esthner on the night of August 19. Her mother, 21-year-old Trevadawn Pauley of Wichita, died hours after giving birth.

Aniyiah Grace was hospitalized in critical condition, but Wichita Police report she died last night.

The crash remains under investigation.


Previous story - Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

A woman has died and her newborn is in critical condition following an accident Tuesday night in southwest Wichita.

The accident happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Meridian near Esthner when police say a northbound Mercury sedan turned left in front of a southbound Nissan SUV.

There were three people in the SUV: a 25-year-old man who was driving, a 53-year-old man and 46-year-old woman. All three were hurt and taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis for treatment.

Four people were inside the Mercury sedan, including a 21-year-old male driver, a 21-year-old woman in the passenger seat, a 17-year-old male and a 24-year-old man.

The most seriously hurt was the 21-year-old woman, who was 7 months pregnant. She was taken to a local hospital and doctors soon delivered a baby girl. The baby is in critical condition but her mother, 21-year-old Trevadawn Pauley of Wichita, died just after 1 a.m.

Police do not suspect alcohol was involved in the crash, but they are asking that any crash witnesses call them. Specifically, they believe the driver of a small blue pickup witnessed the accident and officers want to talk to that person.

Trevadawn Pauley

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