A 77-year-old woman was found dead in her car after being caught in a flash flood during heavy rains in the Inland Empire, authorities said Monday.
The body of Jean Gizzy was discovered Sunday, north of a railroad bridge crossing the Sacramento Wash and the 95 Freeway, west of Needles, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner.
The Lake Havasu resident was still wearing her seatbelt in the driver's seat of her white 2009 Hyundai Sonata when authorities found her.
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Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning flooded streets and damaged buildings in parts of the Inland Empire. At one point, 2 inches of rain fell within a one-hour period.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department was investigating the death.
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