Via NY Post:
Ten people, including nine children, died Saturday in a fiery 15-vehicle crash in storm-drenched Butler County, Alabama, according to local authorities.
Cops said the two of the vehicles — an SUV carrying a father and daughter and a small bus hauling girls from Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch — likely hydroplaned on I-65’s wet roads just before 2:30 p.m. as Tropical Depression Claudette plowed through the region, AL.com reported.
The father and daughter, identified by the county coroner as Cody Fox, 29, and 9-month-old Ariana, were killed, as were eight girls who were traveling in the bus.
Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock said a bystander successfully pulled the bus driver, ranch director Candice Gulley, from the vehicle, but that, “It was too late to get back to [the girls] because the bus was engulfed in fire.