Woman Found Dead In Swollen Kansas Creek

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Emergency crews in southeastern Kansas have recovered the body of a woman whose truck hydroplaned into a flooded creek during a night of heavy rain.

Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks says the body was found Monday morning about a quarter-mile from where her truck turned up in the creek beneath a bridge on a rural county road. The woman's name was being withheld while relatives were notified.

The sheriff says the woman called a relative around 10 p.m. Sunday saying her truck had washed off the road into high water while she was driving between Independence and Coffeyville. A night-long search began immediately, but Dierks says the floodwaters and heavy rain kept crews from spotting the truck.

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