Death toll raised to 3 in Louisiana bad weather
BATON ROUGE - State officials say a total of three people have died in Louisiana in connection with severe weather hitting the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the updated death toll Thursday.
Officials late Wednesday evening said a 63-year-old man died when a car was swept off a flooded road.
Edwards did not give details of the updated death toll. But Mike Steele, a spokesman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said a 22-year-old man and a 6-year-old girl in Ouachita Parish have also been confirmed dead.
Steele said the man apparently drowned Wednesday after the vehicle he was in was swept off a road. He said the girl died after her mother lost control of her car.
Warren Lee, from the Ouachita Parish coroner's office, said the young girl's accident happened Wednesday. She died Thursday.