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4 killed in massive Mid-Atlantic storm

8:52 AM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
Kidwell Blanchard, left, 12, sits with Andrew Sisk, 17, as a storm moves through the area with the Washington Monument in the background Thursday.(Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Two additional deaths in North Carolina are being blamed on the massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic.

Authorities say a volunteer firefighter died in Wilkes County on Thursday afternoon when he was electrocuted after responding to a fire when a tree fell on power lines. Wilkes County Fire Marshal Kevin Bounds says 36-year-old Tony Barker had joined the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department last year.

In the same county, authorities say 77-year-old Maurice Kilby died when a tree fell on him in his yard. Officials say Kilby's wife found him and called for help but he'd died by the time rescuers arrived.

Police say a 4-year-old boy was killed when an uprooted tree fell on him and his father at a Richmond, Va., park Thursday afternoon. The father was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Their names have not been released.

At least four people died in the storm that caused widespread power outages, flooding and flight delays.

Associated Press

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