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Baby of woman who died in crash on Bangerter Hwy. dies

FILE: A 29-year-old woman was killed in a crash in West Valley City. On Saturday, police announced that the baby had also died. (KSL-TV)

(WEST VALLEY CITY, UT) — The baby girl delivered by C-section Thursday night following a fatal crash on Bangerter Hwy. has died.  The mother, a passenger in a car hit by a driver running a red light at 3500 South and Bangerter Hwy., died of her injuries the day of the crash. 

Doctors pronounced 29-year-old Shelby Boyce Short dead at the hospital, but managed to deliver her baby daughter, who was then flown by medical helicopter in critical condition to a different hospital for more specialized care, according to police.

The 8-months pregnant woman was a passenger in a Mitsubishi Lancer that was struck by a Subaru Forrester, which ran the red light.  The driver of the Lancer, the woman’s husband, was treated for injuries.

On Saturday the husband, identified as Christopher Short announced a fundraising effort on Facebook, as well as a GoFundMe* account.

Featured on Shelby Short’s Facebook page is an ultrasound photo, posted in August, with the name Aubree Rose.


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