• 2-year-old's body recovered after driver crashed into Mississippi River

    By: Fox13Memphis.com

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    TUNICA, Miss. -

    Update 5:30 p.m. EDT Sept 11:  The body of the 2-year-old toddler has been recovered according to WHBQ-TV.

    Update 6 p.m. EDT Sept 10: Officers said the 5-year-old girl's body was recovered around 1:45 Tuesday afternoon.

    The little boy involved in the crash is still missing.


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    Original report: A woman's body was recovered Monday after a car crashed into the Mississippi River.

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    Investigators said Symphony Wilson, 29, of Tunica, Mississippi was inside a vehicle along with her friends' 5-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy when the car sank into the Mississippi River.

    Divers recovered Wilson's body Monday, but the children are still missing.

    Dive crews said they know where the SUV is, but it's hard to reach because of debris in the water.

    The crash happened around 10 a.m. Sunday near the Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel. 

    Officials told WHBQ that Wilson was dropping off a family friend who works at the Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel prior to the crash. Authorities are still trying to figure out what happened after Wilson dropped off her friend, but believe the incident was accidental.

    "There was no incident, fight, confusion or anything like that," Tunica County Sheriff KC Hamp told WHBQ. "Anything could've happened, we don't know yet."  

    Deputies said a casino employee saw the SUV go into the river and jumped in to help.

    "He dived into the Mississippi River and the current was so strong it was taking him, as well, and he had to come out," Hamp said.

    The Tunica County Sheriff's Office, along with DeSoto County Sheriff's Office Diving Unit, Search & Rescue Unit and Air Support, Mississippi Fish & Wildlife; Mississippi Gaming Commission, first responders and Pafford Emergency Medical Service have all worked on the investigation. 


     

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