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Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson says Jackson Saulter died after a tree fell onto his home.

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 11:11 AM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS. -- (WTVA)  Strong storms strike Mississippi overnight leading to one weather-related death in the Delta. 

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson says 19-year-old Jackson Saulter died after a tree fell onto his house.

Johnson said 911 calls came into the Washington County sheriff's office around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. 

She said first responders along with firefighters raced to the 700 block of County Line Road which is on the Bolivar/Washington county line. 

They tried to cut down tree limbs and remove debris to get to Saulter who was in the livingroom but they could not save him. 

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