Nowata County Undersheriff: 3 killed in destroyed mobile home after high winds

NOWATA COUNTY, Okla. - Three people have died in Nowata County as a result of Friday's violent winds.

Two adults and an infant were found dead hundreds of feet from where their mobile home once stood, said Nowata County Undersheriff Doug Sonenberg.

"We spent the last hour to two hours out here trying to sift through the rubble of the mobile home here," Sonenberg said.

Family members have identified the dead as two great-grandparents and their young great-granddaughter.

More than 1,300 customers were without power in Nowata County at the outage's height.

The winds also resulted in the death of 70-year-old man Jimmy King, whose semi truck overturned after a wind gust caught the vehicle's trailer near mile marker 308 of the Will Rogers Turnpike in Ottawa County.

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