Woman’s body recovered after flood causes sinkhole

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CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Rescue personnel in western Kentucky have recovered the body of a woman whose vehicle fell into a sinkhole Tuesday night that was caused by heavy rainfall.

The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1I3JGDW ) reports that the woman has been identified as 61-year-old Nancy H. Fox, the mother of Trigg County Rescue Squad Chief Barry Fox.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says Nancy Fox was driving in the Blue Springs area of Caldwell County when floodwaters washed away the road, leaving a sinkhole approximately 60 feet wide and 20 feet deep

Todd says rescue units from several area agencies responded to the scene and searched for several hours but were not able to locate the car.

Todd says once the water levels dropped early Wednesday morning, authorities found the car submerged and upside down.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

 

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