One dead, one still missing after flash flood in Albemarle County

Crews from Lynchburg are helping with the search

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NBC 29) – One person is dead and another is still missing in connection to flooding along Old Ballard Road in Albemarle County, according to WVIR.

A Toyota Prius with two people inside was swept off the road by rising flood waters from Ivy Creek around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.

A man and woman are believed to have climbed out of the Prius, but were swept away by the water.

The occupant in a nearby, second vehicle escaped and was rescued.

NBC29 reports that the identity of both people in the Prius are being withheld until the missing person is located and family members can be notified of the search results.

The search is on in Central Virginia for two people missing after flash flooding, NBC 29 reports.

The fire chief says a Toyota Prius was swept away in the Ivy area of western Albemarle County just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

The driver and passenger were last seen clinging to trees before the rushing water carried them downstream. 

A water rescue team from Lynchburg is helping local crews try to find the victims. 

Another car was swept away in the same area. That driver was able to escape unharmed. 

Greene and Madison counties are also hard-hit. 

One person may be missing in Madison County, but rescue crews can't confirm that at this hour. 

There are also power and water outages across the region. 

Part of Route 33 west of Stanardsville in Green County is closed due to a mudslide. 

Cleanup is expected to take most of the day.