Woman found dead inside vehicle that crashed in flooded bayou, deputies say

HOUSTON – A woman was found dead inside a vehicle that crashed into a bayou Saturday night in north Harris County, deputies said.

The damaged vehicle was found around 3 a.m. on the West Hardy Road and Pear Street, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Philana Atkins was driving southbound on West Hardy when she struck a concrete bridge, causing her vehicle to flip into the flooded bayou. Deputies said a dive team was called to make sure there were no other passengers.

Investigators are at the scene. The exact cause of the crash is still being determined.

This is a developing story.

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