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Medical Examiner Rules On Cause Of Death Of First Tornado Victim

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office says a Minneapolis man killed in Sunday’s tornado died of blunt-force head and neck injuries.

Authorities identified him Monday as 59-year-old Floyd David Whitfield. He was fatally injured a few blocks from his home in north Minneapolis.

The medical examiner ruled the death accidental but did not provide details. News reports say his car was hit by a tree.

A second man collapsed and died after using a chain saw to help clear a tree from a blocked roadway after a tornado tore through north Minneapolis.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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