Triple-Digit Temps Blamed In North Texas Woman’s Death

WICHITA FALLS (AP) – Triple-digit temperatures in North Texas are being blamed in one woman’s death.

Authorities say a 56-year-old woman went riding on an all-terrain vehicle near Graham, a rural community 75 miles northwest of Fort Worth. They say she crashed and became disoriented, then started walking in the woods and became dehydrated before she died.

Her husband reported her missing nearly four hours after she went riding Friday on the couple’s property, the Wichita Falls Times Record News reported.

Texas Department of Safety officials say the body of Angela Rogers was found Saturday after an overnight search.

As a brutal heat wave grips the South and Midwest, Dallas has had 100-degree temperatures for at least 10 days in a row — including 108 degrees Saturday in parts of North Texas.

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  1. InTheKnow says:

    Those of you who can sweat, thank your lucky stars. Those of us with the rare genetic disorder that prevents it, could die from short exposure to the heat. It makes every day of summer a challenge.

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