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Posted: March 21, 2016

Woman finds out she's having triplets after husband dies in crash

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CHICAGO —

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Courtney Hill has experienced a whirlwind of a turn of events in a short of amount of time.

Six weeks ago, the Chicago woman's husband, Brian Hill, died in a trucking accident in Oklahoma.

Hill told WBBM that she and her husband, a retired Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait, were trying to have another child the day before he died.

Hill found out she was pregnant the day of her husband's wake.

"I was able to go hold his hand (and tell him I was pregnant)," she said.

But two weeks ago, she had a complication and had to go to the hospital.

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"We were frightened that she was losing the baby," her dad, Oscar Blomgren, said. "She said, 'Dad I have news for you.'"

Hill told her father she was expecting triplets.

"I just feel sorry that Brian won’t be able to see them," Blomgren said. "I guess maybe he will see them."

"I’m excited to have three more smiles that remind me of him," she said.

To help Hill with costs of raising four children, her sister, Amanda Willey, set up a GoFundMe page.

It has raised over $15,000.

He was a retired decorated Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.

Posted by CBS Chicago on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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