Death toll in Kentucky tornado outbreak rises to 24 - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Death toll in Kentucky tornado outbreak rises to 24

Mary Pruitt (source: WLEX) Mary Pruitt (source: WLEX)

EAST BERNSTADT, KY (WAVE) – The deadly tornadoes that devastated parts of Kentucky March 2nd have claimed another life, bringing the total number of fatalities to 24.

The Fayette County Coroner said 37-year-old Mary A. Pruitt, of Laurel County, died due to injuries from the tornado that hit the township of East Bernstadt.

Pruitt passed away just after noon Friday, March 23 at UK Hospital. Her mother, Ethel Pruitt, was also killed in the tornado outbreak.

 Storms are responsible for the deaths of five other people in the East Bernstadt area.

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