STANTONSBURG, N.C. (WNCT) – A La Grange woman drowned in her car after trying to drive through a flooded section of Highway 58 near Paris Road Wednesday night.
According to first responders at the scene, the vehicle’s tail lights were the only part of the car that were out of the water when they got there.
The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Sandra Berry of La Grange.
Greene County Emergency Management director Berry Anderson said it is why no one should attempt to drive through water-covered roads.
“Anytime they do that, they put not only their lives in danger but the first responders that come to their aid,” said Anderson.
Residents who live on Highway 58 at theGreenee County line say they’re saddened that someone lost their life just feet from their home.
Nelson Dwayne lives across from where Berry’s car was swept away. Earlier in the day, he was warning drivers not to go through the water.
“Anything can happen, you know,” said Dwayne. “That lady lost her life.”
At least eight dogs stranded in flooded areas are safe after being rescued by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Four dogs were found on Sand Pit Road.
Two were chained, and nd two others were stranded on the front porch of a residence.
Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith said three other dogs were found at another residence, and one puppy was rescued after being found on the side of the road.
If you have a dog and live in an area that may flood, Smith said never chain your dog in a low-lying area.