Two people were killed on Saturday in a powerful Seattle-area windstorm that left nearly half a million residents without power, authorities said.
Police said that golf course manager James Fay, 36, of Gig Harbor died after a tree fell on his car while driving home from Costco with his daughter, who was uninjured, the Seattle Times reports. Another victim, Samara Iereneo, 10, of Burien, was killed by a falling tree branch while attending a birthday party at a friend’s home, police said.
About 463,000 people across the Pacific Northwest lost power due to the high-speed winds, which were up to 63 mph in some parts of Washington. The gusts also led to several road and highway closures due to falling trees and branches.