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Four deaths confirmed in Gadsden County

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Posted at 10:45 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:12:56-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that four people have died due to Hurricane Michael related incidents.

GCSO confirmed that two people died in Greensboro, one person died in Gretna and another died in Quincy.

They confirm a Greensboro man, now identified as Steven Sweet, died after a tree fell on his home Wednesday. They have not released any details surrounding the deaths of the other three people. 

No names or other information is being released at this time due to next of kin notification.

All four death investigations have been forwarded to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death. 


 Man killed in Gadsden County home by fallen tree

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Greensboro man was killed by a falling tree as Hurricane Michael tore through the state.

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower says they received a call around 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying a tree had crashed through the roof of the man's Greenboro home and trapped him.

Emergency crews were heading to the home, but downed power lines and blocked roads were making the trip difficult.

Officials hadn't immediately confirmed the man's name.