Drunk off-duty firefighter kills a pregnant 18-year-old, unborn baby in crash: Dallas police

Horace Shaw III, 45, a Dallas firefighter who was allegedly speeding under the influence of alcohol

(Dallas Fire Rescue)

An 18-year-old pregnant woman was killed early Wednesday in a crash caused by an off-duty firefighter suspected of drunk driving, the Dallas Morning News reported, quoting the police.

Alyssa Pimentel, who is 8 months pregnant, was driving with her boyfriend, Isaiah Perez, 21, a suburb of Dallas. As they merged into traffic, another car behind her, ejecting the two occupants of the vehicle.

Pimentel died at the scene and the baby was reportedly delivered in a hospital. The baby survived less than an hour, reports said. Her friend was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police and firefighters arrived at the Highway 67 in Cedar Hill around 12:45 pm

Horace Shaw III, 45, a Dallas firefighter who was allegedly speeding under the influence of alcohol, police claim, according to the report. Shaw was arrested and is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter. Researchers were told Shaw had been drinking in a bar prior to the accident, police said.

Shaw and his passenger, another man, were hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening, the report said. The other passenger has not been identified.

Alyssa’s mother, Jayne Pimentel, expressed her disappointment that “a person who is entrusted with the saving of lives is responsible for taking the lives of the members of our family.”

Perez said Pimentel, the due date was Christmas and that he was planning to propose, already bought a ring, FOX 2 reported.

After his release from the hospital, Shaw was booked into the Dallas County Jail, police said. He is placed on administrative leave while the department conducts an internal investigation.


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