Father and son drown after rain sweeps vehicle off road


August 16, 2018

ELK CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a father and son drowned in southeast Kansas when their vehicle was swept off a road during a rain storm.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Jr., of rural Elk City died Tuesday night on a county road near the Elk City Reservoir. Their bodies were found inside their vehicle.

The sheriff's office says in a news release that its deputies responded to several calls of stranded motorists during Tuesday's storms. In some cases, deputies and rural firefighters knocked on doo...

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