This past Sunday, an alligator crossing the highway caused a fatal crash, tragically taking the life of a pregnant New Iberia woman and her unborn baby.

Pregnant Louisiana Woman Dies Hitting Alligator
Refugio County Sheriff's Office

Pregnant New Iberia, Louisiana Woman, and Unborn Child Die After Hitting Alligator

In the early hours this past Sunday (7/16/23) 33-year-old Gabrielle Breaux and her family were involved in a fatal crash after the truck she was driving hit an alligator on State Highway 35 in Refugio County, Texas.

The Breaux family was on their way back home to New Iberia when the fatal crash occurred.

Texas Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Sgt. Harold Mallory tells that the crash occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m.

The alligator is reported to have been around 12 feet.

Gabrielle Breaux and her unborn baby perished in the crash.

Breaux was seven months pregnant.

Refugio County Sheriff's Office
Refugio County Sheriff's Office


Attempts were made to save the unborn child but were ultimately unsuccessful.

In all, five people were involved in the crash including Breaux's father Gregory Gerard, 58, and her three children aged 13, 11, and six according to

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"Five people were transported to area hospitals after the truck rolled over after striking the alligator near Farm-to-Market Road 774. DPS was dispatched to the scene at 5:06 a.m."

Officer Sgt. Harold Mallory tells the four people involved in the crash are expected to make a recovery.

This will be updated as more information becomes available.


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