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As many as five Imelda-related deaths

Severe flooding on the 59 Freeway near Highway 242 in Houston on Sept. 19, 2019.
Severe flooding on the 59 Freeway near Highway 242 in Houston on Sept. 19, 2019.

HOUSTON – Three people were killed after Tropical Storm Imelda hit Southeast Texas Thursday, bringing torrential rainfall across the Houston area, Winnie and Beaumont. 

Here are the following victims: 

- Hunter Morrison, a 19-year-old man, died in Imelda's floodwaters. He was attempting to move his horse when he was shocked and drowned, according to the family's statement.

- The second fatality happened when a man was pulled from a submerged van near the intersection of Will Clayton Parkway and US 59. The man's identity has not been released. 

- The third victim has been identified as 47-year-old Malcolm Foster, of Beaumont. Texas Task Force 1 found Foster's body in a 2008 Toyota Prius in a canal after floodwaters receded Friday morning. Beaumont police said his family has been notified. 

-Rescuers also found the body of 52-year-old Mark Dukaj in his pickup truck, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. The vehicle was stalled on I-10 about three miles outside of Beaumont. 

Another man was found dead Friday morning in a drainage ditch on West Mount Houston, deputies said. His death appears to be weather-related but officials have not confirmed if it was a drowning. 

 


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