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11-year-old dies in northern Louisiana flash flood

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago May 19, 2015 May 19, 2015 Tuesday, May 19 2015 May 19, 2015 6:38 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

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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