A suspect drunk driver crashed into a pregnant woman in February. While doctors tried an emergency C-section to save the baby, the newborn died shortly after birth.
Now, police say they have charged the driver with murder.
On the morning of Feb. 23, police said two cars were involved in a head-on crash in California.
According to authorities, one driver, Michael Smith, let his car cross over into the centerline while he was under the influence of drugs
He collided head-on with the vehicle of Robbi Megazzi, police said. At the time, Megazzi was 38 weeks pregnant and she was left with major injuries after the crash, officials said.
Due to injuries, an emergency C-section of the unborn baby had to be performed by doctors, police said.
However, the baby boy, named Maverick Megazzi, was pronounced dead shortly after he was born, CBS Sacramento reported.
Smith also suffered major injuries from the accident and he was taken to the hospital also, which has prevented him from being booked into the Yuba County Jail, authorities said.
The investigation into this crash prompted the Yuba County District Attorney’s office to issue an arrest warrant for Smith for the murder of Maverick Megazzi, officials said.
Smith was arrested on Aug. 5 on charges of murder, DUI and other counts for the crash, officials said.