A serious car accident occurred on a highway in Alabama this weekend, killing nine children and one child’s father.
According to CNN, the dead included a 29-year-old father and his 9-month-old daughter.
The local police reported that the other victims were children between 3 and 17 years old (3 years old, 8 years old, 12 years old, 14 years old, 15 years old, 2 years old, 16 years old and 17 years old). Inside the vehicle, heading to the ranch.
The accident occurred about 150 kilometers away from Camp Hill, where the ranch is located.
Behind the wheel of the vehicle where the child was killed is the head of the agency, who runs the ranch. According to CNN, they managed to rescue her from the car.
The secretary of state responsible for communicating with the media said: “Yesterday was an extremely shocking day for Alabama. In this tragic incident, 10 people were killed.”
The National Traffic Safety Commission sent 10 investigators to the scene to cooperate with the local police to determine what happened.
The accident happened on Saturday morning, local time, when Alabama was raged by tropical storm Claudette, and then it rained heavily.
At least 17 vehicles were involved in the accident.