Driver in Crash that Killed Pregnant Woman, Baby, Had No License

By Steve Bryant
|  Friday, Oct 23, 2009  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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Driver in Crash that Killed Pregnant Woman, Baby, Had No License

A pregnant woman died after a driver blew a red light at North Kostner Avenue and West Washington Boulevard, slammed into a van that in turn plowed over four pedestrians.

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The driver ticketed in a crash that killed a pregnant woman and, a day later, her unborn son, had no license and a surfeit of traffic violations, says the Chicago Tribune.

James Cox, 39, has been convicted 15 times for driving sans license or with a suspended or revoked license.

He's even been suspended twice for insurance violations.

Cox was ticketed on Wednesday for running a red light. He crashed into another car, and the resulting collision killed pedestrian Kim Brown, 27, who was seven months pregnant.

Stroger Hospital docs delivered Brown's baby by cesarean section after the crash, but the infant died a day later.

Cox was also ticketed for driving without insurance and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Cox's wife, Kimberly, 42, defended her husband.

"I feel so sorry for the lady and the children," she said to the Tribune. "But it wasn't his fault."

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