Woman dies after car is swept away in Tucson flood

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A woman has died after the car she was driving was swept away by heavy floods in Tucson.

Tucson Fire Department spokesman Barrett Baker says rescue units responded to a residential neighborhood near 22nd Street and Kolb Road around 9:30 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, the car was submerged in the water and could not be reached.

The car was then swept away and traveled about two blocks before it became trapped against a bridge in a wash that had flooded over onto a major street.

The water was about 10 to 15 feet high, Baker said.

Firefighters have retrieved the woman's body but have not been able to pull the car out of the wash.

Heavy rains continue in Phoenix and Tucson, flooding numerous streets and leaving several drivers stranded.