Lydia Compton Foster, one of the plural wives on a Utah-based reality show, is recovering after a car crash Thursday near Moab, though the child she was carrying did not survive.
Foster is one of the stars of the series “Three Wives, One Husband.” A Friday text from her husband, Enoch Foster, said her daughter had to be delivered at 23 weeks and was stillborn as a result of injuries Lydia Foster suffered. The couple named her Lily Rose.
Enoch Foster wrote that Lydia underwent a successful surgery Friday afternoon.
“All the internal bleeding has been dealt with,” he wrote in a text, "so that they were able to close her back up, take out the abdominal packing, and take out the intubation tube and take her off of the respirator. The kidney bleed is stable and likely will heal and may even have full function. Her spleen injury was not too serious and should heal fine.
“The bleeds around her pelvis breaks are all clotted and doing fine. Her pelvis is broken in five different spots.”
Lydia Foster also suffered nine broken ribs, her husband wrote.
The accident happened Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 191 between Moab and the Foster family enclave, known as Rockland Ranch. The family has said Lydia Foster’s car was struck by a semitrailer. Her 1½-year-old son, Arrhen, was in the back seat and wasn’t hurt.
“The loss of Lily Rose is devastating!” Enoch Foster wrote. “Our hearts are pierced and broken! But we are also counting our blessings!”
Supporters have started a GoFundMe account to help pay Lydia Foster’s medical bills.
It’s the second time in a year the Foster family has lost a child. On April 14, a fire at Rockland Ranch killed 2-year-old Adonijah, whose birth was seen on the first episode of “Three Wives, One Husband.”
Correction at 11:12 a.m. on March 24, 2019: An photo caption with this story incorrectly identified Lydia Foster and misstated which Foster wife was injured in the crash.