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Teenager killed after storm sweeps through Florida Panhandle


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle was killed when a tree fell on the vehicle she was in during a fierce storm that saw wind speeds reach 80 miles per hour. Authorities say the girl was killed and the vehicle’s driver was hospitalized Friday after the storms swept through the Tallahassee area. Because of the damaging winds, authorities in neighboring Jefferson County temporarily closed Interstate 10, the main highway through the Florida Panhandle. The National Weather Service says damage was caused by straight-line winds that reached speeds of between 60 and 80 miles per hour.

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