5th death blamed on snowstorm reported

By ERIC TUCKER | March 7, 2013 | 9:30 AM EST

In this image from video provided by WJZ-TV, emergency crews surround a tractor-trailer that overturned on the westbound span of the Bay Bridge, which crosses the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The bridge was closed in both directions after the crash Wednesday afternoon due to high winds from a snowstorm blowing through the Mid-Atlantic region. (AP Photo/WJZ-TV)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fifth death is being blamed on the winter storm that's buried parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region before heading into the Northeast.

State police in eastern Kentucky say a woman was killed Wednesday night in Whitesburg when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy road and struck another vehicle.

The storm has led to at least four other deaths. A semi-trailer slid off a snow-covered interstate in western Wisconsin, killing two people. A central Indiana woman died when a semi-trailer plowed into her car after she lost control merging onto the highway, and a man from Columbia City in northeast Indiana was killed when his snowmobile left the road, headed across a field and crashed into a wire fence.