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4th Va Irene-related fatality confirmed

Sunday - 8/28/2011, 2:09pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A King William County man killed when a tree fell on him is the fourth confirmed fatality related to Hurricane Irene in Virginia.

Sheriff Jeff Walton on Sunday identified the victim as 57-year-old William P. Washington. He said Washington was trying to get home during the height of the storm Saturday night when a fallen tree blocked his path on Jacks Creek Road, about four miles from his home. He said Washington and another stranded motorist were using a chain saw to try to clear the way when another tree fell on Washington.

According to Virginia officials, all four deaths in the state were caused by falling trees.

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