At least 20 died in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emergency officials in North Carolina say at least 19 people have died because of Hurricane Matthew.

Information from emergency management directors shows 14 of the storm-related deaths involved motor vehicles. The state has not released the names of the victims.

— two people were killed Saturday in Bladen County when a car traveled through a washed-out road.

— one in Sampson County on Saturday when a male driver hydroplaned his vehicle and struck a tree.

— one in Rowan County on Saturday when a female victim died in a storm-related house fire. No other details were provided.

— one in Wilson County on Saturday when a vehicle drove into flood waters.

— one in Pitt County on Sunday when a female drove into standing water.

— one in Johnston County on Sunday when a vehicle was swept away when the driver went across a flood-covered bridge.

— one in Johnston County on Sunday when a vehicle traveling through flood waters ran off the road. Three people in the car were rescued and one other person is missing.

— one in Johnston County on Sunday when a vehicle traveling on Interstate 95 was swept off the road and into Hannah Creek.

— one in Johnston County when a 51-year-old man walking on Sunday was swept away by floodwaters.

— one in Harnett County when a male driver drove around a barricade and into flood waters. The state did not release a date for that death.

— one in Gates County, where the body of a 75-year-old man was located Monday inside a car discovered as flood waters began to recede. The man was considered missing Sunday, with his cellphone’s last contact traced to a flood area of N.C. Highway 32 near Gatesville.

— one man in Wake County who died overnight Monday while heading home from work when a tree fell on his vehicle.

— one in Wilson County who died overnight Monday in an accident when the victim ended up in a submerged vehicle.

— one in Cumberland County who died overnight Monday in an accident when the victim ended up in a submerged vehicle.

— two in Robeson County died due to cars swept away by flood waters.

— one in Columbus County died due to submerged car in flood waters

— one in Wayne County died due to car filled with water.

— one in Lenoir County, where a 71-year-old man attempted to rescue a horse and drowned.

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