By CBSNewYork Team

WOODBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Flooding from Ida claimed the life of a Connecticut state trooper Thursday.

The officer reportedly radioed in early Thursday morning that his car had been swept away by floodwaters.

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The vehicle was later found empty. His body has been recovered.

The trooper has been identified as Sgt. Brian Mohl, a 26-year state police veteran assigned to Troop L in Litchfield.

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Gov. Ned Lamont ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Mohl.

CBSNewYork Team