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Archive for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2 dead toddlers found in vehicle

August 17, 2010

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— The bodies of two toddlers were pulled Monday from a car submerged in a South Carolina river, their mother arrested and authorities were investigating whether their deaths were accidental.

Two-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja’van T. Duley were dead by the time divers got to the car in the North Edisto River near a rural boat landing, Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said. County Coroner Samuetta Marshall would not speculate on a cause of death until autopsies are completed today.

The boys’ mother, Shaquan Duley, 29, was being held Monday on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. It was not immediately clear whether she had a lawyer.

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