5th death blamed on snowstorm reported

Associated Press
A pedestrian walks down Pennsylvania Ave near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Schools, businesses and the federal government closed in anticipation of a snow storm that could blanket the region. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A fifth death is being blamed on the winter storm that's buried parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region before heading into the Northeast.

State police in eastern Kentucky say a woman was killed Wednesday night in Whitesburg when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy road and struck another vehicle.

The storm has led to at least four other deaths. A semi-trailer slid off a snow-covered interstate in western Wisconsin, killing two people. A central Indiana woman died when a semi-trailer plowed into her car after she lost control merging onto the highway, and a man from Columbia City in northeast Indiana was killed when his snowmobile left the road, headed across a field and crashed into a wire fence.

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