MIAMI (AP) -- The number of deaths in connection to Hurricane Irma has now risen to 61 after authorities reported three more fatalities in Florida.
The three new casualties include a 7-year-old girl who died from apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning, a man who died after falling and striking his head, and a man who crashed his car after fleeing his home.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the girl died at a Lakeland home that had a generator running inside.
Bill Pellan is director of investigations for the medical examiner's office serving Pinellas and Pasco counties. Pellan says 68-year-old Freddie Bryant of Largo fell and struck his head while he and his wife were packing their car to evacuate their mobile home. Bryant died at a St. Petersburg hospital.
Pellan says 69-year-old Mart Daniels crashed his car after fleeing his home in Port Richey on Sunday night.