The elderly woman killed in rushing floodwaters Saturday has been identified.

Firefighters say 81 year-old Berta Muniz died when rising waters trapped her car on the Highway 90 access road at Leon Creek.

Crews made a call for a person caught in the creek's rising waters Saturday morning, but when they arrived the floodwaters flipped the car and it disappeared.

They say the water was too high for them to search safely, so they decided to wait.

When the waters started to recede fire crews returned. They found the car and the woman dead inside.