Posted: Saturday, September 8th 2012 at 8:16am
Infant, 3 others killed in northeast Okla. storms
By Ken Stanford Staff
NOWATA, Okla. — Four people, including a young child, were killed when strong winds accompanying severe thunderstorms blew through northeastern Oklahoma, authorities said.
Two adults and a child were killed Friday when straight-line winds destroyed a mobile home in Nowata County, located along Oklahoma's border with Kansas, Undersheriff Doug Sonenberg told KSWO-TV. They were found in a creek.
Authorities didn't identify the three people killed. Sonenberg didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press early Saturday.
Farther east, straight-line winds flipped a semi onto a cement barrier wall, trapping the driver inside for nearly three hours near Afton in Ottawa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Jimmy King, 70, of Ash Grove, Mo., died at the scene of massive injuries, troopers said.
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