DISASTERS

Illinois man dies raising state's storm death toll to 3

Debbie Loughridge's damaged home and car are seen among debris in Naplate, Ill., Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Loughridge and her son rode out the storm in the bathtub. "All I heard was the wind and the breaking glass. Like an explosion of glass," she said. In the small community of Naplate, next to Ottawa, about a quarter of the roughly 200 homes were damaged, Fire Chief John Nevins said. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Debbie Loughridge's damaged home and car are seen among debris in Naplate, Ill., Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Loughridge and her son rode out the storm in the bathtub. "All I heard was the wind and the breaking glass. Like an explosion of glass," she said. In the small community of Naplate, next to Ottawa, about a quarter of the roughly 200 homes were damaged, Fire Chief John Nevins said. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)  (The Associated Press)

A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during powerful a Midwestern storm, raising the state's toll to three.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 31-year-old David A. Johnson of Ottawa was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at a Peoria hospital. The coroner says Johnson died of severe head trauma.

Harwood says Johnson was working in a backyard with his spouse and father-in-law Tuesday when the storm uprooted a tree that landed on all three. Johnson's 76-year-old father-in-law, Wayne Tuntland, died at the scene. Johnson's spouse was treated and released from a hospital.

Seventy-one-year-old Thomas McCord also died Tuesday when an apparent tornado struck a building in Crossville, in southern Illinois.

In Missouri, a 24-year-old man also died when a tornado hit his vehicle along Interstate 55.