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UPDATE: Overnight storms killed fourth in Arkansas

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 11:53 a.m. CDT; updated 3:26 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

EL RENO, Okla. — A state official says an overnight storm system that spawned tornadoes in several Midwest states killed a fourth person in western Arkansas.

Renee Preslar, a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, says authorities discovered the fourth victim's body on Wednesday in the town of Strawberry, in Johnson County. The discovery raises the death toll from the storms to 14 people in three states.

Eight people died in Oklahoma as part of a tornado outbreak Wednesday, and two people in Kansas were killed when high winds flung a tree into their van.


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