Rainsville woman drowns from Dekalb County flooding

Her vehicle was swept by floodwaters.

Posted: Jun 20, 2021 3:30 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2021 3:45 PM

One woman is dead after her vehicle was swept by floodwaters off Radio Road in Fort Payne Saturday night. 

The Dekalb County Coroner confirmed the vehicle ran off into a ditch. He identified the victim as 22-year-old Makayla Ross. He said when Ross got out of her vehicle, she drowned.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Dekalb County Saturday night into early Sunday morning. 

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