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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her unborn baby have died from injuries sustained in a six-vehicle pileup on Interstate 15 near Cove Fort in southern Utah.

The Utah Highway Patrol confirmed Monday that 22-year-old Bayley Huerta died late Sunday. The Cedar City woman was six months pregnant.

Authorities say the incident began Saturday with an accident involving a semitrailer and a snowplow. As traffic slowed near the crash site, a second semitrailer rear-ended a pickup truck, pushing the truck on top of Huerta's sedan. The sedan then hit the semitrailer involved in the initial crash.

Huerta was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition before she died the following day. Five other people were hospitalized in conditions ranging from poor to critical.

The crash remains under investigation.

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