Pregnant woman, 2 children killed in Ohio flooding

Published 9:42 am Monday, July 20, 2015

RIPLEY, Ohio — A coroner in southern Ohio said a woman killed along with two of her children in weekend flooding was pregnant.

Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau identified the woman as 32-year-old Victoria Kennard.  Varnau said Kennard was pregnant, but she hadn’t determined how far along the woman was.

Also killed when their mobile home in Ripley was swept away late Saturday were seven-year-old Gabriel Barrios and five-year-old Rosa Barrios.

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The woman’s fiance and two other sons were rescued. One boy was found in a tree.

Brown County authorities said they are assessing damage to homes, roads and other infrastructure in the aftermath of flooding triggered by a torrential downpour. Three roads remained closed Monday.

The village of some 2,000 people is about an hour’s drive southeast from Cincinnati.