REFORM, Ala. (AP) - A west Alabama mother and her infant son
were killed when their vehicle was swept away by flood waters in
Alabama state troopers said the tragic accident happened Tuesday
night just after 8 p.m. near Reform.
Troopers identified the victims as 27-year-old Crystal Vaughn
and her 18-month-old son.
Investigators said Vaughn, a resident of Gordo, was driving on a
rural road when a culvert burst and swept her vehicle downstream.
Troopers said a second vehicle was also submerged, but both
occupants managed to get out of the car. One of them was treated at
a Tuscaloosa hospital and released.
Drenching rains on Monday and Tuesday prompted a series of flash
flood warnings in several West Alabama counties.