I know, it's tragic. But it's also a true-to-life entry for the Darwin Award.
From this SF Gate article:
In Palmdale, a 2-year-old girl fell from her mother's arms as rescuers lifted them from their vehicle, which became stuck in a flooded wash Sunday night, said sheriff's Lt. Don Ford. The toddler was located early Monday in the wash and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The woman, who was not immediately identified, had driven around barricades. (emphasis is mine)