- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have provided more information about three of the six people killed in Tennessee as a result of springlike storms that hit the Southeast.

The Columbia Police Department said in a news release that the bodies of three people were found in a car submerged in a Maury County creek Thursday afternoon.

The names of the victims have not been released, but the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said the deceased are a 19-year-old female and two 22-year-old males.

Authorities are unsure how the accident occurred, but TEMA said the deaths are weather related.

Two people died in Perry County and another person in Rhea County because of the unseasonably warm severe weather, which spawned deadly tornadoes that also killed seven people in Mississippi and one in Arkansas.

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