Coroner: Pregnant woman, 2 children killed in Ohio flooding

A woman holds a family photo that was rescued from the bank of the Red Oak Creek after a flash flood in Ripley, Ohio, Sunday, July 19, 2015. The flood swept away a mobile home late Saturday, killing three members of a family of six huddling for safety inside, authorities said. (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in southern Ohio says a woman killed along with two of her children in weekend flooding was pregnant.

Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau (VAHR’-noh) identified the woman as 32-year-old Victoria Kennard (Kin-NAHRD’). Varnau says Kennard was pregnant, but she hadn’t determined how far along the woman was.

Also killed when their mobile home in Ripley was swept away late Saturday were 7-year-old Gabriel Barrios and 5-year-old Rosa Barrios.

The woman’s fiance and two other sons were rescued. One boy was found in a tree.

Brown County authorities say they are assessing damage to homes, roads and other infrastructure in the aftermath of flooding triggered by a torrential downpour. Three roads remained closed Monday.

The village of some 2,000 people is about an hour’s drive southeast from Cincinnati.


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