Blind woman swept away by flood waters dies

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Authorities say an East Texas woman has died after being swept away by flood waters while walking to a relative's home in northeastern Wood County.

Mary Frame, 44, was attempting to cross a bridge, but didn't make it. Authorities say the woman was legally blind and didn't realize the waters were at a dangerously high level. Some county road workers say they saw Frame in the water and attempted a rescue, but say she wasn't strong enough to hold on to the rope.

It happened at FM 2088 and County Road 4586, just south of Winnsboro.

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