Alligator Causes Fiery SC Crash That Kills 3

Fla. family died of burns after SUV caught fire
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 7:27 AM CDT
An alligator appears near city hall in Jacksonville, NC, on June 28, 2016.   (John Althouse/The Jacksonville Daily News via AP)

(Newser) – A Florida mother and her two young kids died in a fiery crash Monday when their SUV hit an alligator crossing a highway. Amber Stanley, 24, was driving on Interstate 95 in South Carolina around 1am when her 2011 Kia Soul struck the alligator crossing northbound lanes near the Interstate 26 exit, reports USA Today. The SUV then hit a tree and burst into flames. Stanley, her 4-year-old son, and 2-year-old daughter, all of Callahan, Fla., died as a result of burns, the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office tells the State. An investigation is ongoing.

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