Pregnant woman on way to get cap and gown hit, killed by driver

ATLANTA — Authorities began recreating the scene of an accident Friday morning after a pregnant woman was hit and killed by a truck.

Police confirmed the 21-year-old victim was hit by a Toyota pickup truck while standing at a bus stop at the intersection of Pryor Street and Amal Drive Thursday afternoon.

The Fulton County medical examiner identified the victim as Ke'Anna K. Shields of Atlanta.

Her mother returned to the scene of the accident at about 2 a.m. Friday. She told Channel 2's Darryn Moore her daughter was on her way to pick up her cap and gown for her graduation from college next week when the accident happened. She said her daughter was full of life and dreams for the future.

According to Shields' family, she was a month away from giving birth, had a baby show scheduled for Saturday and had been married less than a month.

Her mother says the driver had a medical emergency when police said he hit another car, lost control and went careening into Shields.

Sources told Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez when medics arrived the driver was disoriented and foaming at the mouth.

Police say both Shields and her unborn child died at the scene. She was about one month away from giving birth, her mother said.




According to police, the driver was rushed to the hospital.

"She eight months pregnant. She eight months pregnant. She went to school and everything. Don't know what went on," Shields' stepfather said.