Harrisburg tornado death total now stands at 8

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - The tornado that struck Harrisburg, Illinois on February 29, 2012, has claimed another life.

According to Coroner Jerry Doug Watson, the total fatalities related to the tornado now stands at eight victims.

R. Blaine Mauney, 74, of Harrisburg, died Thursday, May 31 at a family residence in Harrisburg.

Mauney lived at 401 S. Texas in Harrisburg, prior to the tornado and suffered major injuries on February 29.

Watson says Mauney had been in several hospitals since the 29 of February due to his injuries.

Following is a list of people that were killed by the tornado:

  • Randy Rann, age 64
  • Donna Rann, age 61
  • Jaylynn Ferrell, age 22
  • Mary Osman, age 75
  • Linda Hull, age 74
  • Greg Swierk, age 50
  • Donald Smith, age 70
  • R.Blaine Mauney, age 74

The EF-4 twister tore throughout Harrisburg, Illinois causing widespread damage.

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