Winter storm death toll rises to 5

WGME via CNN

Officials say at least five people have died following the vicious winter storm that ravaged the eastern U.S. over the weekend.

At least four people were killed Sunday due to the storm including a 12-year-old girl in suburban Chicago who died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church. A utility worker in Connecticut was fatally struck by a falling tree as he was repairing a power line.

And in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says a 59-year-old man and a 91-year-old man collapsed and died Sunday in two separate incidents after removing snow.

A snowplow driver in Kansas was killed Saturday when the plow he was driving rolled over on a highway.

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