UPDATE: The death toll in middle Tennessee is now at 25. A body was found in an industrial area of Lebanon (Wilson County) which is east of Nashville.
PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Five children and 13 adults were killed when a tornado tore through Putnam County early Tuesday morning.
Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter released the names of the victims Wednesday morning:
- Jessica Clark – Female in 30s
- Amanda Cole – 34-year-old female
- Hattie Collins – 4-year-old female
- Dawson Curtis – 6 to 7 years old
- Terry Curtis – 54 year old male
- Joshua Kimberlin – Male in 30s
- Sawyer Kimberlin – 2 to 3-year-old male
- Erin Kimberlin – Female in 30s
- Todd Koehler – Male in 50s
- Sue Koehler – Female in 50s
- Patricia Lane – 67-year-old female
- Leisha Littenberry – 28-year-old female
- Harlan Marsh – 4 to 5-year-old male
- Bridgette (Ann Marie) McCormick – 12 to 13 year old female
- Keith Selby – Male
- Cathy Selby – Female
- Jamie Smith – 30 to 35-year-old female
- Stephanie Fields – Female in 30s
While the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency initially reported a death toll of 19 in the county, that number was reduced Tuesday night when the agency determined one of the deaths was not storm-related.
Emergency officials in Putnam County released a list Tuesday night of approximately 80 people who were “unaccounted for.” The following day, that list was reduced to about 17 people.
There were six other deaths reported as a result of the storms:
- 3 in Wilson County
- 2 in East Nashville
- 1 in Benton County
Metro police said 36-year-old Michael Dolfini and 33-year-old Albree Sexton left Attaboy lounge, where Dolfini worked, and were struck by debris on McFerrin Avenue in East Nashville. The couple died from their injuries.
According to Mt. Juliet police, 84-year-old James Eaton and 81-year-old Donna Eaton died at their home on Catalpa Drive. Officers said Brandy Barker, a 38-year-old woman from Lebanon, was killed as she worked security at the CEVA warehouse on Athletes Way North.
The Benton County Sheriff reported a 67-year-old man was inside a mobile home, when it was picked up and thrown into a field. He died from his injuries, the sheriff said.
(This story was originally published on March 4, 2020)