The identity of the man killed in an apparent tornado Thursday night in Belleville has been released.
Wood County Coroner Mike St. Clair this morning said the body of Larry J. Freeman, 57, Belleville, was found in a field about 300 feet from his house where he made sure his wife, Sandra, and their dog got in the basement of the home where they were safe. He did not make it into the basement, St. Clair said.
"His last act was assisting his wife and dog," St. Clair said.
The Freeman home at 11175 Harris Highway, W.Va. 68, was destroyed, he said.
So far 10 people have been taken to St. Joseph's and Camden-Clark Memorial hospitals, according to reports from hospitals. Another six or seven people were treated for injuries at a disaster station at the old Humphrey School in Belleville, officials said at a press conference this morning.
One person taken to Camden-Clark has been transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and another is in an intensive care unit at Camden-Clark. The others were treated and released.
Tornado damage in Belleville.