May 14, 2022

Severe storms blamed for 3 deaths in South Dakota, Minnesota

Posted May 14, 2022 7:24 PM

By Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Strong winds and a tornado caused widespread damage in parts of the Midwest, where officials said another round of severe weather during a stormy week left three more people dead.

Authorities say a grain bin fell onto a car Thursday in Minnesota and killed a passenger, while two people in South Dakota died as a result of severe weather.

Winds gusted Thursday above 100 mph in parts of South Dakota, where a nursing home and school were damaged. Earlier in the week, severe weather hit Minnesota, where a storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico City died Wednesday in a car crash.

More storms were forecast for Friday from the Upper Great Lakes to the southern Great Plains that could bring damaging winds and hail.