12:03 P.M. Update: Richard Edward Kelih, Jr, of Louisa, has been identified by Virginia State Police as the man who died early Tuesday morning when his vehicle was washed off of Rock Quarry Road during a flash flood.

Kelih, 59, was driving in his 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup just before 2 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by rushing water and overturned with its cab submerged, according to state police.

The incident occurred approximately 1.5 miles south of Poindexter Road

Kelih was the vehicle’s only occupant.

The incident remains under investigation but is not considered a traffic crash.

11:07 A.M. Update: Virginia Department of Transportation crews have repaired and reopened U.S. 15 between U.S. 250 and Troy Road. The road was shut down after portions of it were washed out during heavy rains and flash flooding overnight.

A man was killed in Louisa County Monday when a late-night thunderstorm brought torrential rains and flash flooding to the county, law enforcement officials confirmed.

Virginia State Police officials said troopers are investigating the death and will release more information later today.

The man reportedly died after storm-swollen waters roiled over Rock Quarry Road, between Byrd Mill and Zion Crossroads and he was swept into the flash flood.

The area of Louisa and Fluvanna counties were hit hard last night by rains from the remnants of Hurricane Florence as a series of storms rolled through between 11 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The resultant flash floods washed out the roadway near the intersection of U.S. 15 and U.S. 250 in Zion Crossroads, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

U.S. 15 is also closed in both directions at Troy Road in Fluvanna County due to flooding and Union Mills Road is shut down from Boston Road to U.S. 15 due to flooding, according to VDOT.

The storm’s remains brought heavy rains and damaging winds through Central Virginia. Buckingham County was under a tornado warning for about hour around 11 p.m. Monday night, according to the service, but no touchdown was reported. The storm then continued into Fluvanna and Louisa counties.

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