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Tornado, flooding leads to multiple deaths in Kentucky

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Home destroyed on Dot Road in Adairville, Kentucky. Home destroyed on Dot Road in Adairville, Kentucky.

By Kyle Cooke

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 Simspon County, KY (WSMV) -- Authorities confirmed that one person died in Simpson County, Kentucky Saturday due to flooding. Around 2:20 p.m., the Simpson County Sheriff's Office received a report that a vehicle was submerged in Drake's Creek near the low water crossing of Kenny Perry Drive. A man was found in a submerged vehicle. Simpson County Fire and Rescue were able to recover the man, but he was deceased. The victim's identity has not been released yet.

In Logan County, a possible tornado led to one death. Dallas J. Combs, 79, of Adairville, was killed when her home on Dot Road was destroyed in the storm. Her 79-year-old husband, John, sustained minor injuries when the home collapsed on him. 

On Sunday, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado hit Logan County with max winds of 135 mph and a width of up to 400 yards.

An EF-2 tornado also struck Hopkinsville shortly before 9 p.m. It began approximately a half mile west of intersection of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Pennyrile Parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville, just east of Overby Lane.

Several units at the Eagle Crossing Apartments were destroyed. Three people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries, while several others were treated on the scene by EMS.

As many as 14 people were displaced by that tornado. They were provided shelter by the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the Red Cross.

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