Colorado woman dies in Kentucky flood

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Kentucky authorities say a Colorado woman died when her vehicle was swept away in floodwaters.

Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Michael Jones said 23-year-old Holli Pennington tried driving through water over the roadway Sunday afternoon when her vehicle got stuck and was swept away.

Jones said Pennington was on the phone with a friend, who reported it. When crews arrived, Jones said they found the vehicle completely submerged in about 15 feet (4.5 meters) of water. He said Pennington didn’t make it out of the vehicle.

News outlets report Pennington was from Lamar, Colorado, and was working as an intern at a horse farm in Paris.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Sharp says 3-5 inches of rain have fallen in areas of

Kentucky since Friday. He said the rain is from a stalled front and wasn’t related to remnants from Hurricane Florence.

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