05/04/2013

Traffic stop becomes rescue for Miss. mother, 3 children

The woman's vehicle rolled into a creek when she pulled over for speeding

By Mary Perez
The Sun Herald

VANCLEAVE, Miss. — What started out as a traffic stop quickly turned into an emergency. At about 9:30 a.m., deputy John Sigalas signaled a driver to pull over in her Dodge Durango SUV.

The driver, who the Sheriff's Department hasn't identified, told bystanders her vehicle slid on the wet grass and mud as she pulled off onto the grass shoulder, rolled down the bank and into the overflowing Moungers Creek after heavy rains.

Sheriff Mike Byrd, who responded to the scene, said the deputies immediately took action. Deputy Keith Vaughan said he broke the rear window to reach the family. "As soon as we got the mother and children out, the vehicle went completely under water," he said.

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