Girl in SUV crushed to death as storms pound Northeast

News 12 NJ storm watch

News 12 NJ storm watch

Two people were fatally struck by falling trees in CT; two others were fatally struck by trees in Newburgh, in Orange County, where an 11-year-old girl died after a tree fell on her outside her home, ABC 7 reports. Possible tornadoes were also reported.

The thunderstorms brought dangerously high winds, hail, lightning and flash flooding to parts of the northeast region early yesterday evening, downing trees and knocking out power-an estimated 100,000 CT residents lost power due to the storm.

Major cities that are projected to be in the path of the storms include Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Boston; Wilmington, Delaware; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Hartford, Connecticut.

In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour.

According to Boughton, the male was sitting in his truck as the storm approached, when a tree fell on his truck.

By Wednesday morning, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency reported roughly 400 power outages statewide, mostly in eastern counties.

An 11-year-old girl in NY was killed when strong winds sent a tree crashing onto the auto she was unloading with her mother.

Airlines canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region. Hundreds of thousands of residents remain without electricity.

Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools cancelled classes due to the damage. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Damage to train tracks from severe weather has suspended Brunswick, Maryland's MARC's Brunswick Line service.

The storm forced the suspension of Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines. The severe threat ended overnight into Wednesday.

More rain is expected over the next few days, with potential flooding through Saturday.

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