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Man charged over death of pregnant mother-of-two in Melbourne

Helena Broadbent, 32, died in hospital from her injuries after delivering her baby via c-section. Source: AAP

A 35-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after a Victorian mother died after falling out of a moving car.

Tributes have flown for a pregnant mother-of-two who died after falling out of a moving car in Victoria on Saturday, describing her as a "caring mum" and a "beautiful woman".

Helena Broadbent, 32, died in hospital from her injuries after delivering her baby via c-section. The newborn baby is understood to be in a critical condition.

William Wilson, 35, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death following the incident.

The 35-year-old did not apply for bail ahead of the first court hearing expected to take place on Wednesday. 

Wilson's matter was heard in absentia at the Melbourne Magistrate's Court on Sunday night.

Speaking to ABC News on Sunday, Ms Broadbent's brother, Paul Broadbent, said she was a "beautiful, caring mum" who loved her two kids.

"She was so looking forward to the new one on the way," he said. "She was the best sister anyone could have."

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