SHELBY -- Strong storms moved through Ohio on Sunday, prompting various weather warnings in the state where at least one death was reported near Dayton.
A woman died after she was struck by a falling tree during severe weather, authorities said.
The Montgomery County sheriff’s office said deputies were called to a Harrison Township home and found the 63-year-old woman with serious injuries.
Township fire department personnel took her to Miami Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, officials said.
The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released. The death remains under investigation by the county sheriff’s office.
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings and high winds warnings in areas that included Richland County.
The weather service warned of southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
“Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines,” it said in a statement. “Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”
In northern Ohio, high winds prompted a limited travel ban along the Ohio Turnpike from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday from an Ohio west of Toledo at Archbold/Fayette/State Route 66 to Streetsboro/I-480 and State Route 14, southeast of Cleveland, WTOL-TV reported.
The travel ban, according to the turnpike’s website, included:
* All triple-trailer combination commercial vehicles
* Box-type double-trailer combination commercial vehicles in excess of 90 feet in length
* Mobile home / Office trailers.
* Boat and horse trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks.
* High-profile campers and enclosed trailers, which are defined as trailers designed for a person of average height to stand in.
— Compiled from reports by the Shelby Daily Globe and the Associated Press.