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Indiana man dies after his car is swept away by floodwaters

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Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 10:18 am

ARCADIA — A central Indiana man has died after his car was swept away by floodwaters.

Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen said in a news release that 64-year-old Robert Morgan of Arcadia died Friday night.

Police arrived at the scene at about 7:45 p.m. Friday and were told by a witness that Morgan tried to cross a flooded roadway about 35 miles north of Indianapolis. The vehicle was swept off the road and came to rest about 100 yards downstream, where it was submerged.

The release said water rescue teams pulled Morgan from the car and he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Bowen stressed that motorists should not drive through high water.