Fault unclear after mother and daughter drown in sinking car

Fault unclear after mother and daughter drown in sinking car

Credit: WFAA

A mother and her 22-month-old baby were killed after they were trapped in a vehicle that crashed into a pond near 6100 East Loop 820 and Collett Little Road in Fort Worth.

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by WENDY CORONA

WFAA

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 17 at 3:32 PM

FORT WORTH — Fort Worth police still don't know who was at fault in an accident that took the life of a woman and her little girl Thursday evening.

Christina Williams called 911 pleading for help as her car was taking on water.

Williams and her 22-month-old daughter Tisiphone both drowned just two minutes later.

Wiliams' car plowed through a fence and into a pond after crashing into another car along the service road of east Loop 820.

"I took care of Tisiphone yesterday afternoon. They had just left here," said Klla Jean Johnson, the girl's grandmother. "I heard the sirens, but I didn't know what they were for."

Witnesses said Williams did not stop at a stop sign.

Two men swam out to try to help free Christina Williams and her daughter, but their heroic efforts and first responders were unsuccessful.

The two were eventually freed from the vehicle by a dive team, but they had been under water for more than a half-hour at that point.

 

E-mail wcorona@wfaa.com

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