• Florida mother, 2 children die after car hits alligator in South Carolina

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    BOWMAN, S.C. (AP)ong> - (AP) - Authorities said a mother from Florida and her two young children have died after their car hit an alligator on Interstate 95 in South Carolina.

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    Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle said 24-year-old Amber Stanley, her 4-year-old son Jack and 2-year-old daughter Autumn died from their injuries when the car hit a tree and caught fire after hitting the alligator.

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    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said the alligator was crossing the northbound lanes of I-95 near the Interstate 26 exit when Stanley's Kia Soul hit the animal around 12:50 a.m. Monday.

    Fogle said the family was from Callahan, Florida.

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