Two accidents during hurricane leave one dead

One person is dead following two car accidents Saturday night during Hurricane Irene.

The first occurred in Rhawnhurst around 7 p.m. when a tree fell onto a car as its driver was waiting to make a turn. Hugh Rawlins escaped through the back window of his truck when it fell on the vehicle as he waited to make a turn at Solly and Castor avenues.About an hour later, a speeding driver died when his car flipped over on the 7600-block of Algon Avenue. He was pronounced dead after rescue crews worked to free him from the car. A female in the car was transported to the hospital in guarded condition.

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