Flash flood blamed in Mo. drowning death

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(MARQUAND, Mo., AP) — An eastern Missouri man is dead after his car was caught in a flash flood caused by the rain-swollen Castor River.
The Park Hills Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/V5Afz5) reports that 51-year-old Perry Miller of Marquand died when the vehicle he was in was swept away Saturday night on Route V in Madison County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says The vehicle was swept off a bridge. The river rose rapidly after heavy rains.
Two others in the vehicle were not hurt. Miller was found a short distance downstream, pinned against a tree just below the surface of the water.