Woman killed after high water submerges vehicle in Mesquite

The Mesquite Police Department is investigating a tragic accident that occurred today at the intersection of 635 and Scyene Road.

Emergency responders were contacted by a family member of a driver who was reportedly swept away in her vehicle near the given location. Family members responded to the area where contact was last made. Mesquite firefighters and paramedics assisted in the search.

As the waters receded early in the afternoon, the vehicle appeared overturned and submerged under a bridge. Dive teams determined the lone occupant, an adult female, was deceased at the scene.

Heavy rains flooded many areas of east and southeast Dallas County. Some portions of Mesquite received nearly 10″ of rain within a few hours, resulting in a flash flood emergency.

The cause of this incident remains under investigation.