Storm-related death reported in South Carolina

A man was killed during a suspected tornado in South Carolina Monday.

UNION COUNTY, S.C. -- One weather-related fatality has been confirmed on Monday afternoon, according to Union County, S.C. Emergency Manager. A mobile home flipped on Eaves Road near the intersection of Whitmire Highway and the Tyger River. 

The deceased has been identified as Jason Matthews, 66.

The Union County Sheriffs Office told NBC Charlotte that they believe that a tornado touched down there based on the large amount of trees down in the area. Emergency personnel had difficulty reaching Matthews due to damage from the storm.

 

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