Storm blamed for accident that kills mother, daughters

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on parts of Indiana was blamed for a car accident in Hamilton County that killed a mother and her three daughters last night.

The storm started in the southern Rockies and left 10 inches of snow in Lafayette and 14 inches in part of Kosciusko County as it swept through Indiana. National Weather Service meteorologist Chad Omitt says a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the state.

47-year-old Carmel resident Batul Abbas and her daughters died when she lost control of her family's van on a slippery road and slid into a nearby retaining pond.

Meteorologists say the storm had largely passed through the state by Sunday afternoon, and they predict dry weather will follow it.

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