Man Avoids Jail In Death Of Unborn Baby

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A central Ohio father-to-be, who was speeding when he caused a traffic accident that led to the death of his unborn baby, has avoided jail time.

Twenty-one-year-old Richard White pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster to a reduced charge of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to a 180-day jail term, but the judge suspended it.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that White was speeding in a Camaro last March 29 when it went off the road at a curve and hit two trees. The crashed car's speedometer was stuck between 100 mph and 110 mph.

The baby of his passenger, 19-year-old Morgan White, was born early at eight months and died about a week later. White is now his wife and is pregnant again, due next month.