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New flooding death reported near Dallas

1 year 6 months 1 week ago May 29, 2015 May 29, 2015 Friday, May 29 2015 May 29, 2015 12:07 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

DALLAS, TX - Authorities say a man drowned after his truck was swept into a culvert near Dallas, raising the death toll from recent storms in Texas and Oklahoma to 25 people.

Mesquite Fire Department Capt. Kelly Turner says first responders found the dead man early Friday morning in his overturned truck, which was surrounded by floodwaters. He says the truck had been underwater for some time before they found it, and that authorities believe he was alone in the vehicle.

Turner says people stranded on two cars that were also swept off the road told responders about the truck. The driver's name wasn't released.

The recent storms have caused widespread flooding in the southern Plains, killing at least 21 people in Texas and four in Oklahoma. Texas has 14 missing people.

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