Woman arrested in California hit-and-run that killed pregnant woman

Mercedes Vanesa Guevara, 31, was taken into custody on Monday in the hit-and-run death of a pregnant woman in San Bernardino, California, last week.

(San Bernardino Police Department)

The woman who California police say punched a pregnant woman with her car and fled the scene was arrested.

Mercedes Vanesa Guevara, 31, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of automobile homicide, KABC-TV reported.


Fatal hit and run of pregnant woman caught on camera

Guevara was reportedly caught on surveillance footage speeding in the vicinity of a intersection of West Highland Avenue and North of Medical Center Drive around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Video shows the car hitting a pregnant woman identified as Maribel Gonzalez, 39—, and flee before the intersection.

Gonzalez and her unborn child were pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s mother told KABC that she was due to give birth in the month of August.

After hitting Gonzalez, the driver only stopped after they crashed the car against a tree. Someone who allegedly picked her up from there, and they fled the area.

Gonzalez’s boyfriend of 11 years told KNTV that he has lost the “love of my life” and the couple’s fifth child.

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