Alligator Collision Kills Mom, 2 Kids on I-95 in SC

A mother and her two children are dead following an accident on Interstate 95 that happened after a car struck an alligator in the middle of the road according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol

"When I landed in Atlanta, I couldn't get a hold of her", Stanley said.

Amber Stanley, 24, was driving along I-95 in Orangeburg County on Monday with her 4-year-old son, Jack, and 2-year-old daughter, Autumn, when their auto hit an alligator crossing the northbound lanes. Stanley along with also her children died from enduring injuries, Fogle said.

Authorities say the Kia Soul ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire. "I'll go, 'That's Amber.' And I know it's not", he continued. The vehicle slammed right into a tree and burst into flames.

Stanley's husband, Josh Stanley, informed CBS47 he was in Pennsylvania for work when his spouse and youngsters died. "I'm still sort of processing though", the spouse mentioned.

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I mean, I understand this just happened. "I'll be walking around and I'll just see somebody out of the corner of my eye and I'll be like it's him but I know it's not, it's just the first thing my brain goes to".

The alligator a woman crashed her auto into - which led to her and her children's death - was nine feet long, according to investigators with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this record.

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