Family Of 6 Confirmed Dead After Houston Floodwaters Swept Van A - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Family Of 6 Confirmed Dead After Houston Floodwaters Swept Van Away

Posted: Updated:
HOUSTON, Texas -

The confirmed death toll of Hurricane Harvey has climbed to at least 29, including six family members, four of them children, whose bodies were pulled Wednesday from a van that had been swept off a Houston bridge into a bayou.

"Unfortunately, it seems that our worst thoughts are being realized," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said after the van that disappeared over the weekend was found in 10 feet of muddy water.

Gonzalez said the Saldivar family was trapped in their white van when a wall of water knocked the vehicle off the road.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.