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Small Ozarks Community Recovering from Girl's Death in Tornado

MARCH 2, 2007 - Posted at 11:12 a.m. CST

 

CAULFIELD, MO - The loss of a 7-year-old girl in a tornado will be felt across the rural Ozarks community of Caulfield, where many people knew her and her family.

Elizabeth Croney died when a twister spawned by a line of storms shredded her family's mobile home yesterday on a remote country road, injuring her parents and two older brothers.

Howell County Sheriff Robbie Crites said the Croneys were a long-established local family.  The girl was a schoolmate of some of the children of his officers and other first responders to the disaster.

The twister struck as the Croney family was getting ready for work and school.

Only cinderblocks remain where the trailer had stood.  A large silvery piece of siding hung from a tree about 50 feet away, but the only other pieces of the mobile home still visible were shreds of insulation.

(Copyright 2007 bv The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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