Sunday, December 30, 2012

Five young siblings die in Mississippi car crash -

Five young siblings die in Mississippi car crash - "Five young siblings -- one 18 months old -- and a woman died after a sports utility vehicle went off a rural road in eastern Mississippi and into a creek, authorities said.

The parents of the five children survived the crash, as did the husband of the woman who was killed, Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

The crash occurred about 20 miles southeast of the town of Philadelphia, home to about 7,500 residents.

“There a lot of sadness. You know, we are a somewhat small community,” Waddell told the Los Angeles Times.  “In most cases you know of or you know a lot of the families… I was familiar with some of the family members myself.”

The accident occurred about 12:35 a.m. Saturday. When authorities arrived on scene, the car was about 10 feet underwater, Waddell said. A dive team from a local fire department had to retrieve the bodies.

The driver and father, Dewayne John, was in a local hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia and water inhalation, Waddell said."

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