Memphis woman dies when her car goes into Louisiana river


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ST. MARTINVILLE, La.  — Authorities say a Tennessee woman drowned after she apparently drove her car into the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana.

Three other occupants escaped.

The Advocate reports that 27-year-old Antrineka Wilson of Memphis drowned after the car went into the river around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Martin Parish.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Maj. Ginny Higgins said two children and another adult were able to escape from the vehicle and were taken to a hospital in good condition.

Higgins said it appears to have been an accident and she may have accidentally drive down a boat ramp.

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