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Motorist Charged With Killing Unborn Child In Northwest Side Crash

(STMW) -- A man was charged with reckless homicide after a Northwest Side crash on Wednesday seriously injured a pregnant woman and killed her unborn child, Chicago Police announced Friday night.

Ramon Marin, of the 3000 block of North Natoma, faces one count each of reckless homicide of an unborn child and aggravated reckless driving, police said in a statement. He was also cited for various moving violations.

The crash happened 9:30 p.m. Wednesday between the vehicle Marin was driving and the 21-year-old woman's parked car in the 6000 block of West Fullerton, police said.

The woman, 21, was sitting in her parked Mazda Protege when it was hit by a speeding, westbound Honda Acccord, which had swerved into oncoming traffic, police said.

The collision made the Mazda jump the curb and hit a tree, police said.

The woman and Marin, 23, were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. The woman remained in serious condition as of Friday night, and the man's condition was stabilized, police said.

The unborn child was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Marin is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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