▶MIS­SOURI SHER­IFF’S DEPUTY DIES WHEN FLOOD­ING SWEEPS AWAY CAR:

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FAIR GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties say a Mis­souri sher­iff’s deputy has died af­ter his pa­trol car was swept away by flood­wa­ters.

The Spring­field News-Leader re­ports that 35-year-old Greene County Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts had just re­turned to ser­vice fol­low­ing a 911 hang-up call Fri­day night when he ra­dioed that his car had been washed off the road into the Pomme de Terre River in Fair Grove, which is about 180 miles (290 kilo­me­ters) south­west of St. Louis.

Sher­iff Jim Arnott says Roberts’ body was found inside the car a short time later.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Spring­field re­ports that there was heavy rain­fall and flood­ing in low-ly­ing ar­eas in that re­gion Fri­day night.

Roberts had worked for the Greene County Sher­iff’s Office for about a year. He is sur­vived by a wife and child.

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