2 dead, 20 injured after storm at Virginia campground

A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va. while a fire engine responds to a nearby campground after a severe storm passed through the area, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem)
A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va. while a fire engine responds to a nearby campground after a severe storm passed through the area, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem)

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state’s Eastern Shore.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries early Thursday at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.

The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for the area that expired at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Volunteer firefighter Brittney Eder says she was at the campground ahead of the storm and described the sky as “jet black.”

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