Moody, Mo. man dies of apparent heart attack after storm destroys his home

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 12:30 PM CDT|Updated: May. 4, 2021 at 12:31 PM CDT
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MOODY, Mo. (KY3) - The family of a Howell County, Mo. man says he died after rescuing his partner from their home that was destroyed by high winds around midnight.

Jarrett Goodson, 68, and Helen Lewis had lived two miles south of Moody for about 30 years. The home sits along the Missouri-Arkansas state line.

The storm tore off the roof and blew it about a 100 yards away, and tree limbs knocked down a power line in the yard. Emergency management estimated wind speed around 60-70 miles-per-hour. The storm knocked out power to about 60 homes in the area for several hours.

Goodson’s grandson said he collapsed after returning from getting help to free Lewis from the wreckage.

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