Two people confirmed drowned inside vehicle in Clarkton

CLARKTON —Bladen County Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw confirmed late Saturday afternoon that two people were trapped and drowned inside a vehicle on severely flooded Rosindale Road in Clarkton.

Kinlaw said the vehicle was occupied by three people, but the driver was able to escape and the two passengers did not.

Emergency crews were not able to approach the vehicle for a short time because of the rising waters.

No identifications have been released yet.