Girl, 3, dies when car overturns in Lincoln County creek - KMOV.com

Girl, 3, dies when car overturns in Lincoln County creek

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

TROY, Mo. (AP) -- A 3-year-old eastern Missouri girl has died after her mother's car overturned and landed in a creek.

The accident happened just before noon Friday in Lincoln County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Alexandria Gutierrez of Troy.

Investigators say the child's mother, 29-year-old Alicia Moreno-Rubio, lost control of her 1999 Chevrolet Blazer on a curve. The vehicle went off the road, flipped, and landed in a creek.

A sheriff's deputy and two other men went into the water to try and save the girl, but were unable to open the doors or windows of the SUV that was under water.

Moreno-Rubio was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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