3 members of family die as mobile home swept into Ohio creek

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RIPLEY, Ohio  — Authorities say a mother and two children were killed when their mobile home was swept into an Ohio creek during a heavy rainstorm.

Officials say the family’s father and two other children survived when their home was washed into the creek in Ripley in southern Ohio late Saturday night.

Georgetown Village Administrator Art Owens says Red Oak Creek flooded as rain fell as heavy as four inches an hour.

Owens says the mother, a son and daughter died after the mobile home went into the creek. He says the father and two surviving sons were rescued about two hours later.

Owens said one of the surviving boys was found in a tree. The survivors were taken to a Cincinnati hospital.

The rain also flooded streets in nearby Georgetown.