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Oklahoma woman found dead after flash floods


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A body found over the weekend near a creek in southeastern Oklahoma was that of a 73-year-old woman whose car was swept off a road during a heavy storm late last month, authorities said.

Wilburton assistant Police Chief Jeremie Green said Tuesday that Carole Kirkpatrick's body was found Saturday near a creek near her hometown of Wilburton, which is about 130 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Her car was found about 250 yards (229 meters) away.

Green said investigators believe Kirkpatrick's car was swept off the road by flooding late on April 29 or in the early morning...

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