A mum-to-be and her unborn child died after their pickup truck hit an alligator in the middle of the road and overturned.
The bizarre collision sent the family car rolling off State Highway 35 north of Corpus Christi, in the US state of Texas, on the morning of Sunday, 16th July onto a grass verge.
Images of the smash show a badly damaged pickup truck beside the highway.
Police named mum-to-be Gabrielle Breaux, from the state of Louisiana – as the crash’s only fatality.
Medics were unable to save her unborn baby.
A second adult and three children – not named by police – were injured and are being treated in hospital.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office dated 16th July saying: “Very early this morning RCSO Deputies responded to a truck travelling on State Highway 35 near FM 774 that hit an alligator and then rolled over.
“The truck had two adults and three children in it. All were transported to area hospitals.”
It went on: “Refugio County Office of Emergency Management, Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department, Refugio Volunteer Fire Department, and Calhoun County EMS all assisted with this accident.”