Leslie Yeager killed unborn child in hit-and-run crash: Cops

Leslie Yeager killed an unborn child and hospitalized the mother in a hit-and-run crash, police said. (Mugshot: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Police in Phoenix, Arizona, said they arrested a woman for a hit-and-run crash that killed an unborn child and hospitalized the 7-months-pregnant mother. Officers claim Leslie Yeager, 39, fled the scene in an SUV, but witnesses followed her, according to a police press release obtained by Law&Crime.

Investigators reported that Yeager was belligerent with law enforcement, according to court documents obtained by KSAZ. For example, she is accused of striking an officer with an open hand while she was in custody and getting processed. She allegedly told an officer who was performing field sobriety tests that she wanted to punch him in the face, and she “made a comment about wanting to kill him.”

Phoenix police said they had been called out Sunday regarding a collision involving two vehicles in the area of ​​9th Street and Grovers Avenue in the northern part of the city.

“When officers arrived, witnesses directed officers about a half mile down the block to an involved SUV they had followed which had left the scene,” cops wrote.

They identified the driver as Yeager.

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