NC family fights to keep pregnant woman on life support

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DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham man is fighting to keep his pregnant girlfriend on life support at Duke Hospital, following a freak accident over the weekend.

Luis Zavala told WTVD that on Saturday, he and Wendy Rodriguez, 30, were sitting inside their minivan outside their apartment on Trinity Avenue when high winds caused a large tree to come crashing on top of them.

“We were talking,” he said. “I was singing a song to her when we started to hear the sound and when we turned, the tree was falling on top of us. The last thing that I remember was I felt the tree hit my head and everything went dark.”

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