8-year-old girl, Jordin Barrett was killed Saturday evening after a car she was traveling in crossed one or two lanes of U.S. Highway 175 at Second Street, hit an embankment and flipped into floodwaters, authorities said.
The vehicle was carrying the girl, her mother, a man and three other children, ages 5, 6 and 9. The vehicle landed upright, but the 8- and 9-year-olds were ejected, said Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Raul Reyna.
Dallas-Fire Rescue was able to rescue the 9-year-old. But the 8-year-old Barrett was carried away in the water, and fire department boats and other equipment were deployed to find her.
Her body was found in the water, Reyna said.
The surviving children were taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where they were in stable condition, Reyna said. The adult victims were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where their conditions were not known late Saturday.
Investigators are working to determine what caused the crash.