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Storm topples tree on car, kills driver in Athens

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Strong winds are being blamed for knocking over trees and causing two deaths in Athens Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy: UGA Office of Emergency Prepardness) Strong winds are being blamed for knocking over trees and causing two deaths in Athens Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy: UGA Office of Emergency Prepardness)
(Photo Courtesy: Chris Gilmore) (Photo Courtesy: Chris Gilmore)
(Photo Courtesy: Chris Gilmore) (Photo Courtesy: Chris Gilmore)
ATHENS, Ga. -

(AP) - Police blame powerful non-thunderstorm related winds for the death of a man in Athens.

Athens-Clarke County Police Maj. Mike Hunsinger says strong winds Wednesday morning pushed over a tree that crashed atop a car, killing the driver. He said the death occurred at a mobile home park at about 6 a.m. as storms tore through the county, downing tree limbs and power lines.

Georgians are facing severe weather for a third day. The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes possible mostly in the middle and southern regions of the state.

Police did not immediately release the name of the man killed in Athens to ensure his family was notified first.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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