Police name pregnant woman killed in crash in Northampton

University Hospital, Coventry Credit: ITV Anglia

Police have named the pregnant mother who died in a road traffic collision in Northampton along with her unborn child.

Dulce Lina Mendes Pereira, aged 39, leaves behind four children aged 21, 14, 8 and 1.

She was walking close to the junction of Greyfriars and Horsemarket on the A508 in the town centre at about 2pm when she was in collision with a black Nissan Pathfinder.

She was taken to University Hospital, Coventry but sadly the attempts to save her and her unborn baby were unsuccessful.

Coventry Hospital Credit: ITV

A 30-year-old man from Stoke Bruerne has appeared before Northampton Magistrates' Court charged with causing death by dangerous driving and child destruction.

James Craigie was released on conditional bail to appear before Northampton Crown Court on Monday, July 14.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch and want to hear from anyone who may have relevant dash-cam footage taken prior to, during or after the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, regarding incident 283 of May 29, 2021.