One Dead in Elk City Tornado

May 17, 2017

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A tornado damaged much of a subdivision on the southern fringe of Elk City. Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister, although details were lacking.

The twister was part of a powerful storm system that moved into Oklahoma from the Texas Panhandle. Around 100 homes sustained damage at Elk City. The golf course area was the hardest hit.

The person killed was a 53-year-old man, who was driving at the time.