Woman and two small children feared dead after car drives into Mississippi River

Published 9:04 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019

A woman and two small children are believed dead after their car lost control and drove into the Mississippi River in Tunica County, Mississippi, Sunday.

WREG-TV reported the accident happened at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday between the Fitz Casino and the Tunica River Park.

Apparently Symphony Wilson, 29, lost control of her SUV causing it to roll into the river.

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Inside the vehicle, the TV station reported, were Wilson and two children belonging to one of her friends, a 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy.

Sunday night emergency personnel located the car in approximately 30 feet of water and approximately 100 yards from the bank.

Given the time the vehicle has been submerged police say they do not anticipate the three to have survived. Due to the loss of daylight, the search was suspended until Monday morning.