Florida mother, 2 kids killed in fiery I-95 crash after car strikes alligator in roadway

Fatal Crash
Posted at 12:18 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 12:18:00-04

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - A mother and her two children are dead following an accident on Interstate 95 that happened after a car struck an alligator in the middle of the road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

Highway Patrol troopers say that accident happened in the northbound lane of I-95 near mile marker 86 around 12:49 a.m. Monday when the driver of a 2011 Kia Soul struck the alligator.

Amber Stanley, 24, along with her 4-year-old son Jack and her 2-year-old daughter Autumn, all from Callahan, FL, all died of thermal injuries due to the vehicle fire. 

The car, investigators said, then ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and caught fire.

No others were injured.

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