11-year-old dies in northern Louisiana flash flood
RUSTON- An 11-year-old child from Ruston died in a flash flood after waters swept a vehicle he was in toward a creek in northern Louisiana.
Ruston police were notified of the vehicle being swept down the creek Monday morning. At the time, the vehicle was occupied by an adult, an 11-year-old and a 7-year-old.
Ruston chief deputy Clint Williams says the driver escaped from the vehicle as it was being swept down the creek. She was eventually able to pull herself from the creek a distance away, but the children were accounted for.
Fire department crews located the 7-year-old hanging from a tree and found the body of the 11-year-old passenger still in the vehicle when creek waters receded.
The 7-year-old was in stable condition.
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