A collision of more than 15 cars killed 10 people – including 9 children – near Greenville, Alabama, according to Wayne Garlock, a coroner in Butler County, suggesting that Storm Claudette was the cause of the accident.
Garlock said that the accident involved more than 15 vehicles, and may have been caused by a waterside, and 8 children were killed in a vehicle belonging to a school that receives victims of abuse and neglect.
A father and his nine-month-old daughter, who were in another car, died after they were taken to a hospital in the area, according to the forensic doctor.
In addition to the collision, Tuscaloosa Mayor Kip Tyner confirmed on Facebook on Saturday that two other people died as Storm Claudette passed.
According to Tyner, more than 18 centimeters of rain fell in a few hours in Tuscaloosa County.
It is noteworthy that Storm Claudette was initially classified as a storm, before it was changed to a tropical depression as it reached the US coast, despite that it caused strong winds and heavy rain in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama.