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Pregnant teenager dies in traffic accident (Updated)

An 18-year-old pregnant woman was killed, and her partner was badly injured and subsequently arrested following a road accident shortly after midnight on Monday on the road from Kivides to Kantou in the Limassol district.

The dead woman was named as Katerina Charalambous from Limassol, a mother of two other babies, a 17-month-old and a five-month old.

According to head of traffic police Michalis Michael the fatal accident happened 10 minutes after midnight, when the 21-year-old man driving the car, described as Charalambous’ partner, lost control of the vehicle.
The car overturned and crashed into the wall of a house.

The pregnant 18-year-old was thrown out of the vehicle and died instantly while the driver was seriously injured and taken to Limassol hospital where he is being treated.

A blood sample was taken for testing.

Limassol traffic police said preliminary investigations show the driver was speeding and the couple were not wearing seat belts.

Later in the day, police said they arrested the man on the charge of negligence. Reports said he claimed to police the car overturned as the tyre burst.

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