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Severe weather blamed for one death

April 8, 2006

Turner County--An 11-year-old south Georgia boy was killed this afternoon when he was hit by a tree limb, knocked down by a fast moving storm system.

Family members identified the child as 11-year-old Drake Walker. He died around 1:45 this afternoon in the driveway of their home on Freeman Road in East Turner County.

Sheriff Randy Kendrick said strong winds snapped the top of a hardwood tree off, as Walker and another boy were running to their home.

The other boy was not injured.

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