Christmas-week 2012 winter storm deaths by state

The winter storm that started early Christmas morning in the southwest corner of the state has claimed at least 17 lives, including three children and an 18-year-old woman.

Here's a look at the fatalities, by state:

Arkansas (4): A Michigan woman who was riding in a car that struck a tree and two people riding in a car that slid across the center line of a road in Arkansas and hit another vehicle. A 53-year-old Rayville man was killed on Tuesday when a tree fell on his house. Two children, ages 1 and 2, in a car died Wednesday when their vehicle crossed the center line on a sleet-slickened highway and struck an SUV head-on.

Pennsylvania (2): A 60-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, man died Wednesday night near Allentown, Pa., when he got out of his vehicle to check on a disabled vehicle on Interstate 78. A New York man was killed after his pickup truck skidded on an icy road in northwest Pennsylvania, also on Wednesday.

Kentucky (2): Kentucky State Police said the storm contributed to two fatal crashes Wednesday. Further details were not immediately available.

Virginia (2): A 14-year-old girl was killed Wednesday in Campbell County when a vehicle in which she was riding ran off the road and hit a tree. Also Wednesday, a 35-year-old Covington woman was killed in Botetourt County when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a second vehicle in Eagle Rock.

Indiana (2): A 42-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were killed when the scooter they were riding went out of control on a snowy Evansville street Wednesday and they were hit by a pickup truck.

Oklahoma (2): Both on Tuesday, a 28-year-old woman was killed a in a crash on a snowy highway near Fairview and a 76-year-old Wisconsin woman died in a head-on crash near Kewaskum.

Alabama (1): In Georgiana, an 81-year-old man died Wednesday, a day after a tree fell on his home, emergency officials said.

Texas (1): On Tuesday, a 25-year-old Harris County man died when a tree fell on him as he was working to clear other toppled trees, Click2Houston.com reported.

Ohio (1): Authorities are blaming the bad weather for a crash that killed an 18-year-old girl who lost control of her car Wednesday afternoon and smashed into an oncoming snow plow on a highway northeast of Cincinnati.

The Associated Press Contributed to this Report

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