May 24, 2018

Florida mom and her 2 toddlers die after hitting alligator on highway

10 May 2018, 12:17 | Rufus Hill

Mother, 2 kids killed in fiery crash on I-95

Mom 2 kids die after car hits alligator in South Carolina

Amber Stanley, 24, her 4-year-old son Jack, and her 2-year-old daughter Autumn died after swerving after hitting and killing the alligator while it was crossing I-95.

The auto, investigators said, then ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and caught fire. Stanley and her two youngsters died from thermal accidents, Fogle stated.

Investigators say an SUV was traveling north when it hit an alligator crossing the road.

Amber Stanley was driving when her auto hit on an alligator, inducing the vehicle to go off the trail. Their auto burst into flames at about 1 a.m. Monday after hitting a tree.

Ms Stanley's devastated husband and the family's sole survivor Josh Stanley fought back tears as he mourned the death of his high school sweetheart.

"They're going to try and be in water somehow when they're moving but I would bet that they do especially at night, more of them cross", Grosse said.

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

"It's been laborious. I imply, I do know it occurred".

Mr Stanley said Amber loved to visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and he was organizing a memorial at the zoo as early as Friday.

Mr Stanley was supposed to join his family on their trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but had to attend work training out of state.

The Associated Press contributed to this record.

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