Mother and two children dead after car drives into water near Mississippi River

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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — An woman and two children were killed Friday when their car drove into water near the Mississippi River.

Chief Deputy Coroner Larry Wolfe said a 26-year-old mother and two children, ages 2 and 6, drowned.

Tire tracks could be seen late Friday leading into the water off Dacus Road near West Memphis, Arkansas.

Coast Guard sources said rescuers initially thought there was one person in the vehicle, but later found two minors inside.

The Crittenden County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

Tire tracks led into the Mississippi River across from Memphis, Tennessee, where an adult and two children drove into the Mississippi River. (Luke Jones)
Tire tracks leading into the water are visible on Dacus Lake Road in Arkansas, where three people died Friday. (Luke Jones)

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