Officials: 2 dead after storms rake parts of Arkansas

Two dead after storms rake parts of Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities say at least two people are dead after a line of powerful thunderstorms moved through the state overnight.
 
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Roy McGann died in White Hall Friday evening when a tree fell on the car he was riding in and struck him in the head.
 
In Baxter County, authorities say 71-year-old Jim Colbert was in a kayak on Lake Norfork earlier that afternoon when high winds caused it to overturn before he could make it to shore.
 
Sheriff John Montgomery says in a statement Saturday that Colbert appeared to be sitting on a life jacket but not wearing it.
 
He says the sudden storm produced high winds, heavy rain and caused power outages across the county.

© 2017 Associated Press


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