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Family: Mother saw newborn twins before passing away

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The newborns saved after the wreck. (Source: Family) By Daniel Fredman The newborns saved after the wreck. (Source: Family) By Daniel Fredman
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 SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - A mother has died and her twins are receiving treatment following a crash in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on Tuesday, according to the coroner's office. 

Highway Patrol troopers said the crash occurred just after 1 p.m. on Skylyn Drive, near Mary Black Memorial Hospital. 

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said 19-year-old Ashton Gailann Hughes, of Drayton, was driving from a hospital appointment with an 11-month-old child in the car when the collision occurred. 

Troopers said the vehicle the woman and the child were in hit another vehicle stopped at a traffic light. 

Clevenger said Hughes was pronounced dead later at Spartanburg Medical Center during surgery. She was pregnant with twins at the time of her death. 

Eric Hughes, Ashton's father, said she was able to see her newborn children before she passed away. 

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Both twins are alive and receiving treatment at the hospital, according to Clevenger. 

The 11-month-old was not injured, according to Clevenger.

The cause of death is under investigation. 

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