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  • Woman drowns in flood waters

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    A woman has drowned in Johnson County.

    A vehicle ran into high water on Brown Road in rural Johnson County on Thursday, July 7.

    According to Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell, there was four people in the vehicle.

    Two people did not seek treatment. One person was transported to Heartland Hospital in Marion. One person was deceased.

    Rockwell said 75-year old Karen Werner of rural Johnson County was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m.

    She was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated. Medical personnel tried to resuscitate her, but was unsuccessful.

    The Buncombe Fire Department, Vienna Fire Department and the Johnson County Ambulance Service were all on scene.

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