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Woman drowns after car submerged in Lauderdale County flood waters

The woman's car was recovered Sunday around 10:30 p.m.

Posted: Dec 30, 2019 9:15 AM
Updated: Dec 30, 2019 4:17 PM

UPDATE: Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker says 20-year-old Jenna Williams died in the flood waters Sunday night in Anderson.

Tucker says the cause of death was drowning and the body was taken to a local funeral home.

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Original story:

A driver is dead after a water rescue Sunday night in Lauderdale County.

Anderson Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Childers said a young woman died Sunday night after her car was submerged in flood waters at the intersection of Highway 207 and County Road 50. Two other vehicles were recovered, and those drivers were uninjured.

Killen Volunteer Fire Department deployed its Swift Water Rescue Team to the scene in Anderson shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday night. A dive team was sent out to locate the woman’s car, which was found around 10:30 p.m.

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