Neighbors say woman died after car swept away by high water
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies say divers recovered the body of a woman inside of a flooded vehicle on Northridge at North Hampton on Sunday.
EBRSO deputies said they were notified of high water by the Brownsfield Fire Department and dive teams responded to investigate. Divers discovered a vehicle submerged in deep water.
Witnesses said the woman was seen last night attempting to turn around in high water when her vehicle was swept away.
Deputies say they’ll release the woman’s name after the family is notified. It is the fourth fatality confirmed during flooding in and around the Baton Rouge area. More than 20,000 people have been rescued across Southeast Louisiana, according to Gov. Edwards.