3 Die in 2 Separate High-Water Incidents in Fort Worth

Three people drowned in two separate incidents in East Fort Worth on Saturday, authorities said.

69-year-old Eddy Volpp, died when the car he was in was swept off the road and submerged in a creek near the intersection of South Cravens Road and Oakdale Drive.

"The car tried to cross the channel and the water just swept it away," said witness Alex Juarez.

The incident came not long after a woman and her young daughter drowned nearby when their car was swept into a ditch swollen with rainwater, Fort Worth police confirmed earlier in the day.

Fort Worth firefighters told NBC 5 the woman was driving northbound on the Loop 820 access road near Wilbarger when she hit high water, which was several feet deep, and was carried off the roadway and into a flooded ditch.

The identity of the woman and her child have not yet been released.

Heavy rain dropped several inches of rain Saturday morning, prompting a Flash Flood Warning in Tarrant County until after noon and a Flood Warning until 3 p.m. Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution on wet roadways and to follow the safety directive "Turn Around, Don't Drown" when approaching roads covered with water.

Flash flooding also was reported near the popular West 7th Street area of west Fort Worth. Several cars were stuck in high water but nearby homes were spared.

See the latest forecast from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.

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