PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police have identified the pregnant woman and her 9-year-old son who were killed as severe storms hit Berks County, Pennsylvania Thursday night.
Thirty-year-old Pamela Snyder and her son, Preston Dray, both of Douglass Township died after their vehicle was swept away by floodwaters on Pine Forge Road, police confirmed Friday.
The monsoon-like rains hammered the area adjacent to the Manatawny Creek.
Police said around 4:30 p.m. Snyder, who was eight months pregnant, was heading toward her home, which is outside Boyertown.
There was flash flooding during a very heavy rainstorm and Snyder’s car was overcome by the fast-moving water and eventually swept into the nearby creek.
Snyder called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to tell them she and her son were stuck inside her Mazda. She told authorities the water was rushing inside the vehicle and they were unable to escape.
“Our 911 dispatchers were on the line