Louisiana coroner IDs victims from tornado at RV park


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The names of those killed in a tornado that struck a Louisiana RV park have been released.

St. James Parish Coroner Dr. Randall Poche’ (POH’-shay) says 59-year-old David Eugene Swann, of Satsuma, Alabama and 51-year-old Scott Ellis of North Carolina died Tuesday. Poche’ was not sure of Ellis’ hometown.

He said Thursday autopsies have been performed, but did not have the results.

Poche told The Associated Press he suspects both men died from blunt force trauma.

Thirty residents of the Sugar Hill RV Park in Convent were injured.

St. James officials have said many of the residents in the park were contractors working on chemical plants in the Mississippi River corridor.

The National Weather Service say tornado that destroyed the trailer park was an EF-2 tornado, with winds of 111-135 mph.

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