A 50-year-old Arkansas man was killed northeast of La Junta Sunday evening when his trailer home was lofted into the air when severe winds whipped through the area.

A 50-year-old Arkansas man was killed northeast of La Junta Sunday evening when his trailer home was lofted into the air when severe winds whipped through the area.

According to the National Weather Service, a line of severe storms moved across southeast Colorado on Sunday, June 12. The storms produced large hail and widespread severe winds.

In some areas wind gusts were in excess of 70 mph.

Around 5 miles northeast of La Junta, a trailer home, not anchored to the ground, was lofted into the air, and the occupant was killed, according to the National Weather Service. A damage survey was conducted by NWS Pueblo, and it was determined that EF0 straight-line winds (75-80 mph) caused the destruction. A number of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the southeast plains. The warning for northeast Otero County was issued at 8:25 p.m. MDT. The fatality at the trailer home occurred around 8:37 p.m. MDT.