A Union County toddler missing in flood waters from Florence has been found dead.
According to WSOC, the one-year-old child's mother was driving on NC-218 when she allegedly drove across a barricaded section of the roadway towards Wadesboro.
BREAKING NEWS: Officials say they have located the body of missing 1-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch, who was swept away in floodwaters Sunday night. --> https://t.co/3rRAZNr3QM
On scene where a 1-year-old was found dead after going missing last night in flood waters in Union County. This is along 218. #WBTV #Florence
Union Co Sheriff: "This momma has suffered tragically...that is all you can say.
Chief of the New Salem Volunteer FD emotional talking about the death of the 1-year-Old. "I'm a father myself.... this is going to stay with us." #WBTV #Florence
NEW: This picture shows the car that a mother was driving when it was swept off of 218 in Union County. Her 1-year-old son was later found dead near the car. She was carried more than 100 yards from the road. #WBTV
It is not known at this time why the woman drove through a barricaded section of the roadway.
Soon after, the woman found herself in the middle of a flood emergency, as her vehicle traveled along an area of water rushing across the road.
The mother was able to get herself and her toddler, identified as Kaiden Lee-Welch, out of the car, but sadly, the child was swept away by the floods.
The woman was taken to the hospital last night.
Her condition is not known at this time.
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