October 26, 2020

Teen dies in storm when tree falls on home

The death of a recent high school graduate in Mississippi is being blamed on stormy weather that’s hit a swath of states.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson tells The Delta Democrat-Times of Greenville that 19-year-old Jackson Salter died Wednesday night after a tree fell on his home near Shaw.

Washington County Assistant Chief Deputy Percy Miles says deputies were called about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

National Weather Service Senior Forecaster Mike Edmonston says Wednesday night’s storms brought winds as fast as 62 mph (100 kph) to parts of the region.

The storms left more than 200,000 customers without power across the southern United States at its peak.