I understand that the family has been informed and the man is thought to be in his 70s. The family is being looked after by a family liaison officer from the police.
It's not the first time that this particular stream has flooded. The people in this village say that it has happened two or three times in recent years.
It is extremely dangerous. Other cars have got trapped here but very sadly last night an elderly man lost his life.
More heavy rain and strong gusts will sweep across Britain this weekend, with further floods expected in the UK.
ITV News viewers have been emailing photographs of flooding in their area over the last few days.
Torrential rain expected in South West England, South Wales and South West Scotland.