Violent thunderstorms leave 4 dead on sweep through Oklahoma

(Sept 8, 2012) Authorities say four people including an infant have been killed as thunderstorms swept through northeast Oklahoma. Nowata County Undersheriff Doug Sonenberg tells KSWO-TV, the infant and two adults were killed Friday when heavy winds destroyed a mobile home. They were found in a creek. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol also reported that Ash Grove, Mo., resident Jimmy King was killed when straight-line winds flipped the semi he was driving onto a cement barrier wall and trapped him inside near Afton. Troopers say the 70-year-old King was pinned in the wreckage for nearly three hours and died at the scene of massive injuries. The storms were part of a system that unleashed winds of 25 mph to 35 mph as it moved through the state.

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