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Woman killed by a hit-and-run driver in Salt Lake City was 5 months pregnant; daughter critically injured

Posted at 12:15 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-04 13:21:52-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Wednesday was five months pregnant, according to a GoFundMe. Her two-year-old daughter was also critically injured in the crash.

According to Salt Lake City Police, 53-year-old Jack Archibald of West Valley City was driving while impaired when he hit the mother and daughter.

Around 11:30 a.m., Archibald was traveling east on 1700 South when he allegedly hit the pair near 900 East. Police say he swerved across oncoming traffic and onto the sidewalk, where he hit the pedestrians.

Libbie Isabel Allan died from her injuries while being transported to a local hospital. Her two-year-old daughter, Clara, was still in critical condition as of Wednesday.

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According to the GoFundMe set up on behalf of the family, Libbie was 5 months pregnant with her second baby.

Libbie also just celebrated her 24th birthday the day before the crash, according to the page.

Police said Archibald fled the scene but was later found and arrested. He was booked on one count of automobile homicide, two counts of driving under the influence, and two counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving a fatality.

Depending on medical reports, which will determine exactly how far along Allan was with her second child, there’s a possibility Archibald could face an additional count of automobile homicide.

Police said Allan's death marks the 11th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City this year.