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Editor’s Note: We incorrectly said the driver from this accident is in custdoy. Police have identified the individual but have not arrested them.

Racine police say the driver of the SUV that struck a pregnant woman and her daughter Tuesday and then fled the scene has been identified but is not yet in custody.

Officers say the woman had to undergo an emergency C-section and both she and the baby were in serious condition Tuesday night. The woman was about 38 weeks pregnant at the time of the accident.

The woman’s 3-year-old child was thrown several feet and suffered minor injuries.

RPD Sgt. Jessie Metoyer said in a written statement that police were called at 6 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Goold and Main Streets for a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old daughter.

When officers arrived, they found the 31-year-old woman seriously injured. Emergency rescue from the Racine Fire Department rushed her to the hospital where doctors performed an emergency C-section to deliver the baby.

Police say the suspect vehicle – a grey, late model SUV, possibly a Toyota Highlander – was located Wednesday and the driver has been identified.

Anyone with information about this accident can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (888)636-9330; via web at, or text message: RACS to 274637(crimes).

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