Caldwell County Sheriff's deputies have arrested Willie Brite for the death of his passenger after they say he drove around flood barriers.
Brite has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and felony DWI.
According to investigators, Brite ignored barricades on November 1, 2012 and drove into the flooded Brushy Creek area on Polonia Road.
The water swept away his passenger Cynthia McKee. Her body was found 11 days later.
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