Authorities in Texas have attributed a fifth loss of life to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which brought on widespread flooding in southeastern Texas and elements of Louisiana.
Jefferson County spokeswoman Allison Getz stated Saturday that 52-year-old Mark Dukaj, of Florida, was discovered lifeless Thursday in his stranded pickup truck on Interstate 10 simply west of Beaumont, which is close to Texas’ border with Louisiana. She didn’t know the place in Florida he lived.
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Getz says floodwaters seeped into the pickup, however emergency personnel don’t imagine he drowned. She says investigators imagine his loss of life is expounded to the storm and an post-mortem shall be carried out to find out the trigger.
Authorities have attributed 4 different deaths to the storm, together with that of a 19-year-old man who was electrocuted whereas attempting to guide his horse to security via floodwaters.
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