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Pregnant Woman Dies After SUV Crashes Into Boutique

Two people, including pregnant business owner Celeste Gaitan, were killed today after an SUV apparently lost control and slammed through the wall of a Kendall clothing boutique. The incident happened at Gaitan's store, Celeste & Co. Boutique, at 13357 SW 42nd St., around noon.


Few details are available, but CBS Miami reports that a male driver was behind the wheel with a female passenger, possibly his wife. Neither was seriously injured.

However, the impact instantly killed one customer, believed to be a female in her 20s. The woman was thought to have been sitting with the other victim, Gaitan, on a bench outside the salon.

Gaitan, who was six months pregnant, was transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center before being pronounced dead. Doctors were unable to save the fetus.

It appears the driver accidentally hit the accelerator before slamming into the storefront.

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