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Deadly Alabama crash: More than $300K raised for funerals of 8 kids in van

Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch — a youth home operated by the Alabama Sheriffs Association that takes in abused and neglected children, including foster children.The van erupted into flames on Saturday after a multi-vehicle wreck along a wet Interstate 65, located about 35 miles south of Montgomery, as Tropical Depression Claudette ravaged the area. The van was heading back to the ranch after a week at the beach in Gulf Shores. Ranch Director Candice Gulley was the van’s only survivor.

She was pulled from the flames by a bystander. Gulley remained hospitalized Sunday in Montgomery in serious but stable condition.

Two of the dead in the van were her children, ages 4 and 16. Four others were ranch residents and two were guests, according to

. hospital reports BLOCK

Candice Gulley

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