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

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

A young mother and her two toddler children burned to death in their auto after hitting a 9ft alligator and slamming into a tree.

Authorities identified the woman as 24-year-old Amber Stanley from Callahan and her two children, 4-year-old Jack and 2-year-old Autumn.

Stanley and her kids died from burns from the crash.

Andrew Grosse, an alligator biologist with the Department of Natural Resources, said alligators tend to move around during April and May because it's the peak of mating season. The vehicle then ran off the road, hit a tree and caught fire, officials say. The vehicle slammed right into a tree and burst into flames. The husband, Josh, said he was in Pennsylvania for work at the time of this crash.

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I mean, I understand this just happened. "I'm still kind of processing though", the husband said. "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. Or, even some kids say 'dad" or some thing".

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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.

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