78-year-old East Texan drowns in car

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texan was found dead, after driving his car in water that was too deep and too swiftly moving, that is according to DPS.

Take a look at the pictures to the right. Officials say they were taken a few hours after the tragedy and do not even give you a close idea of how deep the water got.

On Sunday morning, 78-year-old Alois Raabe was driving on Fox Road (northwest of Gilmer) when his car stalled. We were told, he tried to get out of the car, but the water swept it into the ditch, submerging it. When the car was eventually spotted the Longview Fire and Rescue team was called to attempt a rescue. They pulled his body from the back seat.

His body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

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