A mother and her 2-year-old daughter drowned Saturday after their car was swept off the road and into a culvert that filled with floodwaters.
Rescuers also found another man who drowned at 2:30 p.m. when his vehicle became submerged, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported.
Police said the woman’s car stalled on the northbound service road. The wake from passing cars pushed her vehicle into a culvert and within minutes it was completely filled with water, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported.
“When we got here the water was 30 feet deep and we couldn’t go in,” fire department spokesman J.M. McAmis told the Star Telegram. “There was nothing we could do, the current was too strong.”
Rescuers initially were unable to find the other man who drowned in the second incident when they were called about a car that washed away around 11 a.m. When waters receded around 2:30 p.m. firefighters saw the roof of the vehicle. Divers were able to recover a body.
The identities of the victims have not been released.
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