Flooding blamed for elderly man's death in Lawrence County
Jun 05, 2014 04:18 PM
A flooded roadway claimed one life in Summertown Thursday morning.
SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. -
An elderly man is dead following heavy rains that led to flash flooding in Lawrence County Thursday morning.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Gerald Barr was traveling on Denson Road in Summertown, approximately 20 miles north of Lawrenceburg, around 9 a.m. when he attempted to cross a high flooded area.
The 72-year-old man’s 2001 Kia Sephia was swept downstream and submerged under water.