MESQUITE, Texas — A body has been pulled from a vehicle after flash flooding in Mesquite, according to officials.
Late Monday afternoon, fire rescue crews were called to the Scyene Road Bridge at the East service road of Interstate 635. City officials say a car was discovered as the water receded.
Mesquite Fire-Rescue and police recovered the lone female occupant of the car. She was later identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Jolene Jarrell, 60.
Friends of the victim told WFAA that the woman was a mother of three. They said she was an Uber driver and she was working Monday morning.
Friends said the victim was on the phone with her husband and that she said she started to feel like "someone was pushing her car."
Record rainfall hit North Texas starting overnight into Monday. Areas in southeast Dallas saw the highest amount at over 15 inches, and Balch Springs had over 12 inches.
Dallas Fire-Rescue crews said they responded to over 190 high-water related incidents, 94 water rescues and more than 300 car accidents.
City officials told WFAA that the incident in Mesquite is under investigation and that more details will be provided as they become available.