Virginia

Virginia State Police: Weather-related death toll rises to 3

A firefighter stands on the scene where a house fire took place, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 in Chesterfield County, Va. Emergency response officials say five people were killed in the early morning fire in suburban Richmond. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

A firefighter stands on the scene where a house fire took place, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 in Chesterfield County, Va. Emergency response officials say five people were killed in the early morning fire in suburban Richmond. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say the number of storm-related deaths in the state has risen to three.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the Office of the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that two deaths are the result of hypothermia. Those deaths occurred in Hampton and Wise County, in southwest Virginia.

State police did not release the names of the hypothermia victims or the time or circumstances of their deaths.

The fatal car crash occurred Friday in the city of Chesapeake when a car went off a snowy highway, killing the driver.

 

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