Severe weather kills 2 in New Minden, IL

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NEW MINDEN, IL (KTVI) – The Washington County Coroner’s Office in Illinois has confirmed two deaths attributed Sunday’s EF4 tornado that touched down in the New Minden area.

Joseph R. Hoy, 80 and his sister Frances J. Hoy were killed Sunday as a result of a tornado that touched down in the New Minden, IL. area.  The Hoy’s lived on a farm in the 14000 block of Eagle Road that was completely destroyed.

Josephs Hoy died from massive head trauma, he was located in a field about 100 yards from his home. His sister Frances died at the Washington County Hospital, from injuries suffered from the tornado.

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  • Annette Miller

    The first house in the row of homes, is my 102 year old grandma’s home. She and my aunt were home at the time. My aunt got my grandma to the basement and lied on top of her while the tornado hit their home. The man in the red hat I believe is my uncle. We are looking at the pictures in Milwaukee WI and it helps us understand the damage. My aunt and grandma are safe and staying at a friends house.

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