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Investigators Discover Body in Vehicle

At 10:19 a.m. on Thursday morning, March 22, DPS Trooper Ordie Manner reported that a body and a dog were found in the vehicle that was swept away by swift water on Tuesday night, March 20.

 

The picture shown is of DPS Trooper Manner and Tonya Schwartz, a family friend of Sally Lucker who has been asked by the family to identify the body. We are expecting a news release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office later today and will post that as it comes in.

 

 

As reported Wednesday afternoon, March 21, at 5:30 p.m.

 

A water rescue continues in Lee County for Sally Lucker, who went missing in high water off of FM 1624 Tuesday evening at around 7:30 p.m.

As of 11:55 this morning, the Lee County Sheriff's Department reports that the rescue efforts continue. Travis County Search and Rescue teams are also involved.

Authorities on Wednesday afternoon found what appears to be a car in the Yegua Creek, and it might be the one that was swept from the road Tuesday night.

 

 

Austin Fire and Rescue confirmed to the Leader at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon that a vehicle has been found in the Yegua Creek about 100 yards off of the bridge on FM 1624 just southwest of Lexington.

Lt. Eddie Martinez gave a press conference at that time and said the water was running too swiftly for Dive Teams to attempt to examine the vehicle. They are confident, however, that it is the vehicle reported by DPS Tuesday night as being the one that was swept from the road by rising waters.

Search and rescue efforts will resume Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

Sheriff Rodney Meyer said, "This is a tragic event and I can't stress enough the importance of not driving into running water across roadways."

We will update this information as it becomes available.

 

 

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