Woman’s Body Found in Car After Flash Flood in the Inland Empire

The woman was still wearing her seatbelt when authorities found her in her car


(NBC 4) – A 77-year-old woman was found dead in her car after being caught in a flash flood during heavy rains in the Inland Empire, authorities said Monday.

The body of Jean Gizzy was discovered Sunday, north of a railroad bridge crossing the Sacramento Wash and the 95 Freeway, west of Needles, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner.

The Lake Havasu resident was still wearing her seatbelt in the driver’s seat of her white 2009 Hyundai Sonata when authorities found her.

Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning flooded streets and damaged buildings in parts of the Inland Empire. At one point, 2 inches of rain fell within a one-hour period.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death.