Flash Flooding Kills Couple in Hoover


The historic flash-flooding that hit central Alabama on Wednesday night claimed two lives in Hoover, police said. A couple traveling on Riverchase Parkway was killed after their vehicle encountered floodwaters on Riverchase Parkway. "The vehicle began floating down the roadway and became pinned against a guardrail, trapping the occupants," Hoover police Capt. Keith Czeskleba said. "Fire crews returned to the scene but were unable to access the occupants due to the swift water and the location of the vehicle. The water lifted the vehicle over the guardrail and out of sight of first responders." He says fire crews worked through the night, before locating the vehicle, submerged in water about 75-100 yards away. The bodies of Latin-Marie Hill and Myles Butler, both 23, were found inside. Czeskleba said flooding in that area of the city was unprecedented. In Pelham, 82 people were rescued from homes and more than 15 from vehicles, the fire department officials said.


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