The discovery brings the total of storm-related deaths in Virginia to six, according to the state Department of Emergency Management.
Rescue personnel and volunteers wait on a road as State Police dive team members search a creek for a missing woman after their car, right, was swept off a bridge in Charlotte County, Va., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
RICHMOND, Va. — Authorities in Virginia say a rescue team has recovered the remains of a woman who had been missing since she was swept away in flash flooding during Tropical Storm Michael.
Virginia State Police said in a news release Saturday evening that a volunteer K-9 rescue team found 62-year-old Ruby S. Allen’s body earlier in the day.
Four others, including Allen’s son, died in flooding, and a firefighter was killed when a tractor-trailer struck a fire engine.
Authorities had previously said Allen, of Eureka, was presumed dead. She, her son and grandson were in a car when it became stranded on a bridge.
State police say Allen and 36-year-old Ronnie Allen were swept away. Ronnie Allen’s 17-year-old son was rescued.
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