Police search for missing Monroe County woman

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Gamaliel, Ky. (WTVQ) — State Police are searching for a woman who was swept away in flood waters in Monroe County Monday night.

According to police, around 7 o’clock Monday night, 19-year-old Leah Carter called police, after her car was swept away while trying to cross a flooded bridge on Lyons Road.

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After searching throughout Monday night and early Tuesday morning, police found her car, unoccupied, around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

They say it was around 500 yards away from the bridge.

Police say they are searching the area by land, water, and air.