NEW INFO: Woman's car swept away in high water near Contentnea Creek

Published: Apr. 27, 2017 at 2:26 AM EDT
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A Florida woman died after her car was swept away by high water near the Contentnea Creek, according to the Highway Patrol.

Sandra Berry, 65, drove around several barricades on Highway 58 and was swept away by high water near Parris Road, according to Trooper C. Kase.

Kase says someone witnessed her car being swept away around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Several fire departments in Greene County recovered the car and the woman's body. No one else was in the car.

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A woman's body was found inside a submerged vehicle in Greene County Wednesday night.

The vehicle was in Contentnea Creek, in northern Greene County near the Wilson County line, near Parris Road.

The creek is flooding its banks from this week's heavy rains. Several roads around this area are covered with high water and have closures, including Highway 58 (which is shown on the photo on this story) and Parris Road.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. The woman's name has not been released.