June 15th, 2010
01:18 PM ET

Oklahoma man killed by flash flooding

A man whose car stalled in a road covered by rushing water drowned in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Monday night, a county spokesman said Tuesday.

Miguel Lopez, 50, got swept away into a creek after he exited his vehicle and tried to push it through the moving water,

Comanche County Public Information Officer Chris Killmer said. His death is the first reported in the flash flooding that struck Oklahoma on Monday.

Portions of Lawton, which is about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, received 6-7 inches of rain over a 12-hour period as thunderstorms battered central Oklahoma. Comanche County is one of 59 Oklahoma counties covered by a state of emergency issued by the governor's office.

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  1. Christina

    He probably didn't have Jesus in his heart or he would have been saved.

    June 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Wow, just... wow.

      June 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carlos

    It is not about religion Christina, with due respect the climate is getting out of control, we are destroying the planet. Is this event relate to religion? No, it isn't. It is about Global warming, that's it.

    June 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LIz

    I am a Christian and that is the biggest load of crap I've ever heard! Having Jesus in your heart does not guarantee your physical safety it means that you are justified from your sins. We live in a broken and sinful world which is why bad things happen to good people. NOT because they are not Saved.

    June 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Carlos

    Tragedy happens day after day for Christian and non-Christians I'm Catholic and I respect all religions.

    June 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |