Authorities Identify Two Victims of Severe Weather in Missouri
Authorities have identified two victims of severe weather that has claimed at least eight lives in Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Steven Welton drowned in a Greene County creek Saturday when his vehicle was washed off the road. His body was recovered Sunday.
The Greene County Sheriff identified the other victim in a news release as 60-year-old Edward Kammerer.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Kammerer was driving a tow truck and went to retrieve a vehicle that had gone off the roadway. Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management executive director Chet Hunter says the tow truck driver was electrocuted by a downed power line.
Hunter says that from midnight Saturday to early Sunday afternoon there were 104 water rescues in the county.