PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say a tornado that killed a man near Perryville destroyed more than 100 homes in the area.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Justin Wheatley said Wednesday that the man was killed when the tornado blew his vehicle off Interstate 55 on Tuesday night. A second person in the vehicle wasn't harmed.
About 20 other people in the county suffered minor injuries.
Wheatley says emergency crews assessing damage have determined that nearly 110 homes have been left uninhabitable.
The storm was part of a spring-like system that also killed at least two other people in Illinois and damaged property in several states.