2 Die As Thunderstorms Sweep North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two people have died as a line of thunderstorms swept across North Carolina.
Authorities say a volunteer firefighter died in Wilkes County Thursday afternoon when he was electrocuted after responding to a small fire when a tree fell on power lines.
Wilkes County Fire Marshal Kevin Bounds says 36-year-old Tony Barker had joined the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department last year. Fire Chief Bill Johnson says Barker was a dedicated firefighter who had a wife and a 3-year-old son.
Authorities say 77-year-old Maurice Kilby of Wilkes County died when a large tree fell on him in his yard. Officials say Kilby’s wife found him and called for help but he had died by the time rescuers arrived.
No other serious injuries have been reported from the storms.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Trending on CBS Charlotte:
- John Wayne’s Heirs Lose ‘Duke’ Legal Brawl
- 3 Plead Guilty In Scheme To Defraud SC Air Base
- Steve Smith Refutes Ian Rapoport’s Report; Rips Gettleman, Coach Rivera
- Device Could Reprogram Your Brain To Eliminate Cravings
- Shane Carden: I Play With A Chip On My Shoulder And Always Will
- Mike Florio: Source Says Ravens Feared Derek Anderson More Than Cam
- CBS Sports Steve Beuerlein talks Vikings vs. Packers on Thursday Night Football
- Hornets’ Jefferson Anxious To Build On Huge Season
- Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Minnesota Vikings Vs. Green Bay Packers
- Study: Main Ingredient Found In Beer Can Help Improve Memory