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Two die during severe storms in the Carolinas

Both were driving cars when they died Thursday during severe weather.

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — At least two people have died following severe weather in the Carolinas Thursday.

An unidentified driver died after a tree fell on the car in York County, officials confirm.

The driver was driving a 2010 Toyota SUV on Pleasant Road in York County when a tree fell onto the car.

According to officials the driver was injured and transported to CMC Main where the driver later succumbed to injuries.

The victim's name has not been released at this time.

The accident happened about 3 miles north of Fort Mill.

Officials report there were no other vehicles involved. The driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Another driver died Thursday in Gaston County when their vehicle hydroplaned.

North Carolina State Troopers said a driver was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger on Doc Wehunt Road Thursday morning in Gaston County when he hydroplaned. The car fell down an embankment and landed upside down in a creek.

The driver was identified as Terry Rodger Fisher of Cherryville, NC.

He was pronounced dead on the scene by officials. 

A massive storm system is dumping heavy rain on the Carolinas with reports of flooding in the area Thursday.

There have been multiple confirmed tornadoes on the ground in the area.

Authorities urge during heavy rain and storms you get indoors and stay as far away from trees and cars as you can. 

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