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2nd death related to Hurricane Matthew reported in South Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A second death related to Hurricane Matthew has been reported in South Carolina.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release Sunday that a man was found outside his nursing home in Columbia, pinned beneath his electric wheelchair and face-down in standing water from the rains of the storm.

Watts said 66-year-old David L. Outlaw was found shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday. Outlaw was taken to Providence Northeast Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His was the second weather-related death in South Carolina. Overall, at least 16 people have died in the U.S. from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

Watts said an autopsy indicated that Outlaw drowned. Watts said his office and the sheriff's department are investigating.

A woman who answered the phone at the center would not comment Sunday afternoon.

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