At least nine people have been killed in accidents as a snowstorm pounds the eastern part of the U.S. Some details of the deaths:
— A man died in southeastern Kentucky when his car collided with a salt truck Thursday, state police said. Billy R. Stevens, 59, of Williamsburg was pronounced dead at the scene on state Route 92 in Whitley County. Two passengers were being treated at a hospital.
__ Gov. Pat McCrory said one person injured in an accident in Wilkes County on Wednesday evening has died, and another motorist was killed Friday in a crash on Interstate 95 in Johnston County.
— A 60-year-old woman driving her car in Stokes County near her home about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday hit an “extremely icy” patch, went down an embankment and turned over in a creek, the state Highway Patrol said. Mary Williams was killed in the accident.
— In neighboring Forsyth County, 55-year-old Rosa McCollough-Leake was killed when she slid on an icy roadway, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck head-on. Three people had minor injuries.
__ A 4-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after the pickup truck carrying his family on Interstate 77 near Troutman spun out of control and crashed, said State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker. The Ford pickup carrying two adults and their three children all under 8 years old slammed into a tow truck working to haul out a vehicle that had run off the highway earlier, Baker said. Troopers say the boy was restrained in a child seat and died as a result of the impact.
— A car slid off the roadway due to speed and slick conditions, killing the driver and injuring a passenger, the Knox County sheriff’s department said.
— A couple was in a vehicle that slid off an icy road and plummeted down a 300-foot embankment Wednesday night, killing the woman who was driving, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford. Stacy Sherrill’s husband, a passenger in the car, survived the crash. It took him several hours to climb the embankment and report the accident.
— One person died in a weather-related traffic accident Friday afternoon in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email. She did not have details. A spokeswoman from the Chesapeake police department did not immediately return an email.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the number of deaths has risen to nine, not eight.
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