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Florence death toll at 15, including 2 from carbon monoxide

AP, Sunday 16 Sep 2018
A boat sits in a backyard after the pass of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., September 16, 2018. REUTERS
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The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 15, including 10 in North Carolina and five in South Carolina.

—A driver died Sunday when a pickup truck struck an overpass support beam in Kershaw County, South Carolina, state troopers said.

—23-year-old Michael Dalton Prince died Sunday after the truck he was riding in lost control on a flooded two-lane road in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said Coroner Kenny Johnson. The driver and another passenger escaped after the truck landed upside down in a flooded ditch.

—63-year-old Mark Carter King and 61-year-old Debra Collins Rion of Loris, South Carolina, died of carbon monoxide poisoning from running a generator indoors, authorities said

—A husband and wife died in a Fayetteville, North Carolina, house fire Friday

—A mother and her 8-month-old child were killed when a massive tree crushed their brick house Friday in Wilmington, North Carolina

—An 81-year-old man died while trying to evacuate Wayne County, North Carolina, on Friday

— A 78-year-old man was electrocuted in the rain while trying to connect extension cords for a generator in Lenoir County, North Carolina

—A 77-year old man died after he went outside to check on his hunting dogs and was blown down by strong winds

—Three people died in Duplin County, North Carolina, because of flash flooding and swift water on roadways

—61-year-old Amber Dawn Lee died late Friday when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree near the town of Union, South Carolina

Authorities say the storm did not cause some other deaths that occurred during Florence in North Carolina: a woman who died of undetermined causes in a shelter, a woman who suffered a heart attack at home during the storm, and a couple whose apparent murder-suicide was investigated during hurricane conditions in Otway.

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