WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 14, 2013)--Two additional deaths in North Carolina have been linked to the massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and produced soaking rains and heavy winds in the Mid-Atlantic.
Authorities say a volunteer firefighter was electrocuted after responding to a fire when a tree fell on power lines Thursday afternoon in Wilkes County.
Wilkes County Fire Marshal Kevin Bounds said Tony Barker, 36, joined the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department last year.
In the same county, authorities say Maurice Kilby, 77, died when a tree fell on him in his yard.
Kilby's wife found her husband him and called for help but he died before rescuers arrived, officials said.
Another woman in Orange County died when she was hit by a falling tree in downtown Chapel Hill.
At least four other people died in the storm, which caused widespread power outages, flooding and flight delays.