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Tree uprooted by storm kills man on UC, Berkeley campus

January 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed over the weekend when a eucalyptus tree fell on his car on the University of California, Berkeley campus as a winter storm swept through Northern California.

University police spokesman Dan Mogulof tells the San Francisco Chronicle 32-year-old Alexander Grant, of Novato, died at the scene Sunday.

Strong winds uprooted trees and toppled utility poles, knocking out electricity for nearly 90,000 customers across Northern California.

Mogulof says the weekend storm toppled several trees in the area and that no other injuries were reported.

A new, weaker wet system is expected in the region on Tuesday night. Two more powerful storms are expected over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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