Second tornado-related death confirmed in Columbus

Another person had died in relation to Saturday’s tornado in Columbus.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2019 4:58 PM
Updated: Mar. 2, 2019 7:58 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Another person had died in relation to Saturday’s tornado in Columbus.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant confirmed a man was repairing a roof on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at a recycling business on 6th Street S.

He said the man fell 12 feet to his death.

The coroner identified the man as Donald Charles “Donnie” Schippel, 77.

Ashley Pounds, 41, of Tupelo, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, after a building she was in collapsed on her.

She died in surgery at the hospital.

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