A newborn baby died Thursday morning, three days after being delivered by emergency Caesarean section because his nine-months pregnant mother died en route to the hospital following an SUV crash caused by icy roads.

Gage Weeks had been in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor until he died Thursday, according to police Chief David Bucknam.

Gage’s mother, Desiree Strout, 27, of Canaan, was driving toward Skowhegan on U.S. Route 2 on Monday when her 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer hit black ice just before 7 a.m. Strout, already a mother of two girls, was on her way to the hospital to be medically induced into labor to give birth to Gage.

Harry Weeks, 29, Strout’s husband and a passenger in the vehicle that Strout was driving at the time of the accident, suffered a punctured lung and a laceration to his liver, according to Bucknam.

He said Harry Weeks remains at the Bangor hospital, recovering from his injuries.

This story will be updated.

Emily Higginbotham — 861-9239

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Harry Weeks and Desiree Strout in a recent photo. Nine months pregnant, Strout was on her way to Redington-Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan to have labor induced when the vehicle she was driving hit black ice and she lost control of it. She died in the ambulance taking her to the hospital. Weeks suffered a punctured lung and a lacerated liver. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea Anderson)


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