One Dead, Power out after Storms in Southeastern Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a man riding a motorcycle has died after being struck by a falling tree during a powerful storm that also pummeled parts of Illinois and Indiana.

According to a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, the 31-year-old Kenosha man was killed at 8:12 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Winds between 70 and 80 mph were reported in the area, knocking out power to more than 22,000 homes. Two people sustained minor injuries when they touched downed electrical wires, and one woman was struck by debris from a shed.

The storm also caused a C130 military plane on display at an airport in Racine, Wis., to pivot 45-50 degrees.

Chicago skyscrapers were pelted with golf ball-sized hail.

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