Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Trigg rescue chief's mother victim of washout

The 61-year-old mother of Trigg County’s rescue squad chief died when her car was swept away by flood waters Tuesday night. Her son was part of the crew searching for her last night.

At about 8 p.m., last night Trigg County’s emergency crews were called out for a reported vehicle that had been washed off the roadway on Ky. 276 near the intersection with P'Pool Road in the Blue Springs area of Caldwell County. 

Emergency management and utility crews that had responded to an outage in the area were working nearby and witnessed the roadway washing out from underneath a vehicle as it crossed the Long Pond Branch Culvert. 

Emergency and escue personnel from Trigg, Caldwell and Marshall counties responded, searching downstream about three miles, but were unsuccessful in locating the car. As waters dropped, a Trigg County Road Department employee checking the roadway along Tyler Road which runs parallel to Ky. 276, noticed what he thought were tires sticking out of the water. The car was submerged and upside down. 

From the vehicle at about 1 a.m., the body Nancy Hyde Fox was found. According to transportation officials, she had been visiting her brother for his birthday and was headed to her home just a few miles away. She is the mother of Trigg County Rescue Squad Chief Barry Fox.