UPDATE -- Nov. 11 -- Caldwell County officials tell KVUE News they've located the truck involved in this incident. They continue their efforts to locate the missing woman, identified as Cynthia McKee.
The man driving the truck who escaped the flood waters has been identified as Willie Brite.
UPDATE -- Nov. 6 -- Caldwell County authorities continue to search for the woman. Their efforts have been hindered by water that is still high.
The area is marked as a crime scene, and it is prohibited by law to enter the area which is properly marked.
CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas -- Caldwell County authorities are searching for a woman suspected to have been swept away in last week's flood waters.
According to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, on Friday Nov. 1 deputies responded to a man who directed them to Brushy Creek on Palonia Road off of FM 2001 where he says he drove his truck around a barricaded area and entered into swift water. The truck was swept away with the man and a female companion inside.
The man told deputies he was able to get out of his truck, which was fully submerged, but he did not know whether the woman had made it out of the truck.
Chisholm Trail Fire Department and the Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the area to search for the woman. Darkness and high, treacherous waters hindered their search.
So far efforts by the sheriff’s office, volunteer fire departments from the surrounding areas, swift water rescue team divers, cadaver dogs, DPS helicopters and the use of sonar, have failed to locate the woman.
The sheriff's office will continue to make periodic checks of the area in an attempt to find her.