Officials: 5 dead in Arkansas storms

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Officials say five people have died in Arkansas after severe storms battered the state.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Tommy Jackson says two people have died Monday in the central Arkansas town of Vilonia, where a tornado likely ripped through the area.

In northwest Arkansas, emergency officials say a man and a woman died after floodwaters swept their car off the road in Madison County. Another woman died near after her vehicle was swept off the road in Washington County..

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