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UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 missing after vehicle swept away

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA (AP) Authorities in central Virginia say one of the two people swept away by a flooded creek has been found dead.

Lt. Miller Stoddard of the Albemarle County Police Department said in a news release Thursday that one occupant of the Toyota Prius that was caught in the raging creek the night before had been located. Authorities were searching for the second person.

Police did not immediately identify either person.


ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA (WVIR)- Virginia authorities say two people are missing after a flash flood swept their vehicle away.

Late Wednesday night a local emergency crew was called in when heavy rains swamped an area in Albemarle County Virginia.

Two people were seen being swept away in their vehicle. The two occupants were seen outside the car in the water.

A second vehicle was also swept off the road, but the one occupant of that car was rescued.

Early Thursday morning, a rescue team from a nearby town was called in to search for the missing people.

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