TEXAS- The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the woman who died when her vehicle was reportedly swept away by rain in Mesquite.
This is Jolene Jarrell, 60, who according to the Mesquite Fire Department was the only person in the vehicle that was found under a bridge.
The find was made as the rain ended Monday afternoon in the vicinity of the bridge located at Scyene Road and the vicinity of IH-635.
Lisa Calverley, a friend of the victim, told Telemundo 39 that Jarrell was an Uber driver and that she was returning from a trip to Dallas when the accident occurred.
At the time, Ella Jarrell was also talking to her husband with whom she has been married for over 20 years and they have 3 children.
“A very hardworking mother who loved her children and tried to survive and love her children. She loved her only granddaughter as well,” Calverley added.
The work to rescue Jarrell’s body lasted several minutes and both firefighters and Mesquite police officers participated in the operation.
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