Death toll from winter storm hitting East and Midwest rises to 5

Posted: 10:50 AM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-21 13:08:52-05
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Officials say at least five people have died following the vicious winter storm that ravaged parts of the U.S. over the weekend.

At least four people were killed Sunday due to the storm including a 12-year-old girl in suburban Chicago who died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church. A utility worker in Connecticut was fatally struck by a falling tree as he was repairing a power line.

And in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 59-year-old man and a 91-year-old man collapsed and died Sunday in two separate incidents after removing snow.

A snowplow driver in Kansas was killed Saturday when the plow he was driving rolled over on a highway.