Knoxville driver learns 'turn around, don't drown' lesson the hard way

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KNOXVILLE , Tenn. (WVLT) -- One Knoxville driver learns a hard lesson after her car got stuck in standing floodwaters Monday evening on Dutch Valley Road near Old Broadway.

Knox County experienced heavy rains and flash flooding on Monday evening causing standing water in some areas.

One driver, Ruth Barbejo, admitted to being curious while driving through waters causing her vehicle to become submerged in the waters prompting a rescue from emergency responders.

"I should've turned around sooner", said Barbejo. "I had to have a lesson learned the hard way today".

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