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2 Michigan men killed in severe storm

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Storm damage in Mid-Michigan. Storm damage in Mid-Michigan.
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM/AP) -

At least two people have been killed in a severe storm that struck much of Michigan.

Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand says Ryan Allan Rickman died when his vehicle was crushed by a fallen tree Sunday evening. Rand tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot he's not sure if the tree fell onto Rickman's vehicle or if the 21-year-old Leslie resident hit it.

Meanwhile, the Shiawassee County sheriff's department says 59-year-old Philip Daniel Smith of Perry was found dead and entangled in high voltage power wires after going outside late Sunday to investigate a noise.

In Detroit, Officer Dan Donakowski says a 14-year-old boy was critically injured after grabbing a downed power line while walking from a school Monday morning. A hospital spokeswoman says the boy was in critical condition.

A band of moved across the Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened homes and left cars, trees and belongings strewn across neighborhoods. Officials say the storms also killed six people in Illinois.

At last check, more than 83,000 people were without power in Mid-Michigan. Hundreds of trees were brought down in the region -- photos of the damage can be seen in the slideshow at the left of this page.

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