First fatality in Florida Keys just prior to Irma hitting (photo)


UPDATE 8:30am: There are now 3 confirmed deaths. (see tweet below). The death of the man in the truck happened prior to the storm hitting land.

According to ABC NEWS, there is one death so far in the Florida Keys that took place prior to the storm hitting, but related to the preparations being made for IRMA.

The death was reported by ABC NEWS: A man in Monroe County, which encompasses Key West, was killed after he lost control of a truck he has driving that carried a generator as winds whipped at tropical-storm strength, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Rick Ramsey said a motorist died when his vehicle slid off of U.S 1 highway near Marathon. He had no other information at this time, including the man’s name.

All Key West city police and county sheriff’s deputies have been ordered off the road in Key West. City officials are doing their best to dissuade anyone from leaving shelter.

The alleged photos are below:

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