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Woman drowns after vehicle swept into Payne County floodwaters

by / Wednesday, 22 May 2019 / News Category Newsok

Staff reports

A woman who drove around a high water warning sign drowned in floodwaters in Payne County Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle was swept off the road, The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Her death is the first one related to widespread flooding across the state since Monday.

Heavy rains late Monday and Tuesday flooded areas of Payne County, and floodwaters shut down Perkins Road near Perkins.

A woman, whose name has not been released, was northbound on Perkins Road when she drove around a high water sign about 4:50 p.m.
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