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      Flash flood claims 2-year-old boy

      A 2-year-old Brown County boy died after flash flood waters engulfed his father's car.

      Anthony Smith, 51, of Versailles was eastbound on County Road 525 North west of Illinois Route 107 about 11 p.m. Saturday when his car was swept off the road.

      Smith's son Malachi P. Smith was buckled in a child safety seat. The father got the child out of the seat, but was pulled away by the flood waters before he could secure the boy, Brown County Sheriff Karl Groesch said.

      Dive teams from Adams and Morgan counties assisted police in a search of the waters. Searchers found him at about 11 a.m. Sunday about a half mile away from the scene of the crash.