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6th person dies from injuries in March tornado in Calhoun Co.

Tornado sighting in Ohatchee
Tornado sighting in Ohatchee
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 1:57 PM CDT
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CALHOUN Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown confirmed a sixth person has died because of injuries sustained from the March 25 tornado.

Brown identified the victim as 59-year-old Deborah Free of Ohatchee.

Free was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital after sustaining injuries from the storm and was released a short time later.

Officals say the next she still felt bad and went to a hospital. Free was then transported back to St. Vincent’s where she remained until she died on April 24, according to Brown.

Five people were killed on the day the tornadoes slammed into Calhoun County.

According to the coroner, three family members were killed in the same house. A fourth person was killed in a mobile home. The fifth died somewhere along Wellington Road.

71-year-old James William Geno, 73-year-old Willie Gene Harris, 38-year-old Ebonique Harris, 69-year-old Barbara Harris, and 72-year-old Emily Myra Wilborn were killed on March 25.

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