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Man Injured In November Tornado Dies

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:03:17 CST
By: AP

A man injured in the November 17th tornado that tore through the community of Washington has died. Tazewell County Coroner James Jeff Baldi says 84-year-old Charles Koonce died late last week in East Peoria. The coroner says Koonce's injuries from the tornado weren't the primary cause of Koonce's death and he had been ill before the storm. But the coroner says the tornado that destroyed Koonce's home left him with broken bones that "definitely compromised his status." The deaths of seven people have been tied to the two dozen tornadoes that hit the state that day. Along with Washington neighborhoods were flattened in Gifford and Brookport.

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