Florida Mother, 2 Children Die After Car Collides With Alligator

Clay Curtis
May 9, 2018

A Florida mother and her two children died in an accident after their vehicle hit a 9-foot alligator crossing a highway, according to Fox News.

It is unclear whether the mom and children were trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle, but Sean D. Fogle, the Chief Deputy Coroner with the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office, said all three died from thermal injuries sustained in the blaze, The State noted.

Judd Jones said the alligator was crossing the northbound lanes of I-95 near the Interstate 26 exit when Stanley's Kia Soul hit the animal around 12:50 a.m. Monday.

The family members's automobile ran off the side of their road, slammed into a tree and caught fire, killing all three inside.

The vehicle, investigators said, then ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and caught fire. Stanley along with also her children died from enduring injuries, Fogle said. In one instance, a Florida driver survived with minimal injuries after her auto was flipped over after hitting a 9-foot alligator on the highway.

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Stanley's husband, Josh Stanley, advised FOX30 he had been Pennsylvania for work if his spouse and children expired.

I mean, I understand this just happened. "I'll be strolling round and I'll simply, like, see one thing out of the nook of my eye, I am going, "that's Amber, ' and I do know it's not, nevertheless it's simply the very first thing my mind goes to".

The Stanleys were from Callahan, Fla., a city northwest of Jacksonville.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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