June 19th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

Storm kills one in Michigan

Severe thunderstorms in the Detroit area on Friday night left one person dead and several houses damaged, a local official in Michigan told CNN on Saturday.

Marc Breckenridge, Washtenaw County emergency service director, said a fallen tree pinned a woman in her car and lightning caused fires at several houses.

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  1. L.B.

    The person that died was my friend and she was a wonderful person. She was a terrific wife and mother and an example of how we should all be. I will treasure my friendship with her forever. So in view of everything that is going on in this world, take a good look at your life, ask yourself what's important in your life. If it's your family, friends, tell them how much you love them, you never know what will happen to you each day.

    June 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandi

      I'm so sorry for you loss

      June 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skippy

      Such true words. Live each day as if it is your last. Show people kindness, patience and love and you will never regret a day on earth. I'm so sorry about your friend. A sudden death is hard to grasp. Mother Nature and God work in mysterious ways.

      June 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      The Detroit News the fatality was a male. Nice try, though.

      June 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Allan Stewart

    Well said.

    June 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John MacKay

    I'm sorry too, L.B. Sounds like she was a treasure. Hang in there. JM

    June 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tellyou1nce

    sorry for your loss LB...

    June 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Da Professor

    What town was hit worse by the storm? I have relatives in Ypsilanti

    June 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ben

    Here's a link to an article with more information: http://www.annarbor.com/news/motorist-near-dexter-killed-by-falling-tree-storms-start-house-fire-knock-out-power/

    @Joe, the driver was indeed a woman.

    June 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. speedy g.

    The devil collects his souls in mysterious ways..not god.

    June 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gavin

    Hey Joe,

    What the hell is wrong with you? At least read before you make such a statement. People like you make me sick.

    June 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |