Avon Fire and Rescue Service's specialist swift water rescue team were called to the trapped driver in Chew Stoke in Somerset at 9pm last night. Unfortunately the driver was declared dead after he was freed from his vehicle.
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.