3 Bodies Recovered After Texas Floods

3 bodies were recovered after mini-van swept off Central Texas road

Authorities have recovered the bodies of an 11-year-old girl and her grandmother and great-grandmother after their mini-van was swept off a flooded county road in Central Texas.

That raises the number of storm-related deaths in Texas since Memorial Day weekend to 31.

Coryell County Sheriff Johnny Burks says the water over the road about 30 miles southwest of Waco receded enough Wednesday to expose the top of the mini-van, which was then pulled out of the water.

The Gatesville residents were reported missing after failing to show up to church Sunday. Burks says their vehicle tried to go through a flooded low-water crossing after going over a bridge on the Leon River.

The victims were identified as: 11-year-old Holli Elizabeth Morgan; 63-year-old Lynn McLaughlin Grubb; and 84-year-old Bobbie Correne McLaughlin.

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