Two TV Journalists Tragically Killed While Covering Storms

Two South Carolina journalists are dead after a tree fell on their SUV.  

Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of WYFF-TV in Spartanburg, South Carolina were covering rainstorms in nearby Polk County, North Carolina yesterday when the tragedy occurred.  Everyone at the station is grieving and says they are thankful for the community's support. 

In a statement, the television station said, "All of us at WYFF News 4 are grieving. We are a family and we thank you, our extended family, for your comfort as we mourn and as we seek to comfort the families of Mike and Aaron." 

The area is a under flood watch from storms linked to moisture pushed up from Subtropical Storm Alberto.

Photo: WYFF-TV

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