As many as five Imelda-related deaths

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

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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