Arkansas Storms Leave One Dead, Toddler Sent To Hospital

Dec 23, 2015

Credit KATV

Authorities in western Arkansas say an 18-year-old woman was killed and a 1-year-old child was injured when powerful winds uprooted a tree and knocked it onto a house.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office says five people were in the home near Atkins when the tree fell shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Three people escaped unharmed but the woman and the toddler were trapped inside the home about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock.

The sheriff's office says emergency responders pulled the child from the home. The toddler was taken to a hospital in Russellville, and no condition was immediately available.

The storms are continuing their march across the U.S., with forecasters warning of a moderate tornado risk later in the day for several Southern states.