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Sun December 22, 2013
Two deaths in Mississippi blamed on weather
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two men have died as a line of storms pushes across Mississippi. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says John Sanders died when his Rena Lara trailer home was blown over, pinning him against a tree. Jasper County Coroner Randy Graham says another man died after his car hit a tree that had fallen across a county road near Heidelberg. A woman who was in the car was critically injured and taken to a hospital. Neither victim was named pending family notification. At the storm's height, more than 22,000 people lost power in northern Mississippi. National Weather Service forecaster David Cox says it's too soon to tell if damage was caused by tornadoes, although some tornado warnings were issued. Some straight-line winds stronger than 60 mph were reported.