Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed a pregnant mother

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CHICAGO - Charges have been filed in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman on Christmas Eve.

Silvestre Garcia, 22, is charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

Police say he struck and killed Karla Leanos, 26,  as she walked across the street in the 4200 block of West Ogden Avenue Thursday night.

The crash was caught on surveillance video.

Leanos was reportedly 7 months pregnant and has three young children.

Doctors were able to deliver her baby boy and at last report, he was doing well.

Garcia is scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday.


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