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Three men, one woman killed in overnight storms, Metro police say

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 28, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police said four people were found dead after storms brought heavy rain and flooding to Nashville overnight.

Nashville police said flooding from Seven Mile Creek claimed three of the lives.

"That is shocking and we send our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of those who died," said Mayor John Cooper. "The loss of life, once we complete the investigations, is a deeply disturbing fact and I know that's going to inform us in how to do this better."

A 64-year-old man identified as Fredrick Richards and a 46-year-old woman identified as Melissa Conquest were found dead near a homeless camp in a wooded area on Edmondson Pike. Police said the area had been flooded from Seven Mile Creek. The police department will continue to search the area in case there were additional flooding victims. These victims have not been identified

In South Nashville, 70-year-old Garry Cole was found dead in a vehicle that had been submerged in water. A creek near a Walmart on Nolensville Pike flooded, submerging the car in the water. The body was recovered on Sunday morning.

Douglas Hammond, 65, was found dead on the Nashboro Village golf course. Police say Hammond lived nearby, and believe he was swept away by high water after getting out of a car that ran off the road into a culvert.

More than 7 inches of rain fell in Nashville over the weekend, marking the second-largest 2-day rainfall on record. Saturday alone was the fourth-wettest day in Nashville ever recorded.

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