Medical Examiner identifies 2 victims of Oklahoma tornado

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Justin Sloggett reacts while talking about his parents furniture store, The Saving Place Rustic Furniture and Mattress, after a suspected tornado destroyed their warehouse in Sapulpa, Okla., early Sunday, May 26, 2019. Sloggett was keeping an eye on the store at sunrise. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Oklahoma’s medical examiner has identified two people killed when a tornado ripped through a trailer park over the weekend.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said Tuesday that 54-year-old Timothy Solis and 47-year-old Bridget Brockwell were killed when the twister struck the Skyview Estates trailer park late Saturday night in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. Elliott says the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries to both victims.

El Reno officials say more than a dozen families were displaced when their homes were damaged in the tornado, which the National Weather Service says was an EF3 tornado with wind speeds of up to 165 mph (266 kph).

The tornado also destroyed a motel and damaged several other nearby structures. Gov. Kevin Stitt toured the area Monday.

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