14 people die during Wednesday’s severe storms
The number of dead now stands at 14 people in three states after violent storms in the Southeast.
Tennessee emergency management officials said in a statement Thursday night that three more people in the state were confirmed dead in the storms. The statement describes the victims as a 19-year-old female and two 22-year-old males. Officials say they died in Maury County. The statement says no further details are available.
The latest deaths bring the total killed in the Tennessee storms to six. One person died in Arkansas and seven died in Mississippi.
Benton County, Mississippi Sheriff A.A. McMullen said Thursday that the four people killed in his area were 69-year-old Max Croxton and his wife, 67-year-old Ellen Croxton, both of Faulkner; 67-year-old William E. Crawford, of Lamar; and 58-year-old Patricia G. Williams, of Lamar.
McMullen says all three homes of the victims were completely destroyed. Crawford and Williams were neighbors on the same street.
Meanwhile, McMullen says crews are still searching for 47-year-old Michael A. Nunnally, of Lamar.
The previous deaths in Tennessee were a 70-year-old male and a 69-year-old female in Perry County, and a 22-year-old male in Rhea County.