Pregnant woman, baby killed in San Jose hit-and-run

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A pregnant woman suffered fatal injuries after her car was hit by a stolen vehicle on Blossom Hill Road in San Jose. 

Her baby was delivered through an emergency surgery and died Wednesday night. 

The crash happened on Tuesday, at 8:42 p.m. A stolen 2013 white Hyundai sedan collided with the woman’s 2008 black Nissan sedan at the intersection of Winfield Boulevard and Blossom Hill Road. 

According to the San Jose Police Sgt. Jorge Garibay, two men ran out of the stolen car and fled the scene. 

Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. 

A Santa Clara County coroner identified the victim as April Marie Zoglauer, 21, of San Jose.

“The pregnant female driver was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries where she was subsequently pronounced deceased. Emergency surgery was initiated on (Zoglauer). Her child was successfully delivered but remains in critical condition,” Garibay wrote.

Zoglauer was a beloved preschool teacher who taught her students with warmth and kindness, according to a GoFundMe page organized by her friends.

“We are devastated to share that our dear friend, April Zoglauer, passed away unexpectedly, in a car accident. April was a cherished preschool teacher and beloved by all her students,” the page states.

Investigators are attempting to identify the two men who fled from the scene on foot.

Anyone with information on this crash is urged to contact Detective Bowen of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit by emailing 4461@sanjoseca.gov or by calling 408-277-4654. You can submit crime tips and remain anonymous by using the P3TIPS mobile app, or call the tip line at 408-947-STOP.


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