Meigs County Sheriff Identifies Man Killed in Flood

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MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – The Meigs County Sheriff has identified the man who died from being swept away by flood waters

Sheriff Keith Wood says Lawton E. Templeton, 54, of Racine was swept away by flood waters about a mile and a half off Leading Creek Road.

According to Sheriff Wood, it appeared the vehicle became stuck in the water and Templeton exited the vehicle in an attempt to get back to dry land and was ultimately swept away by the water.

Sheriff Wood again reminds drivers if they come upon a roadway that is covered with flood waters to turn around and do not attempt to pass through.

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