Hurricane Sandy has killed a West Virginia state legislative candidate. John Rose, 60, was a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates, reports The Los Angeles Times reported. He was killed by a falling tree in a snowstorm due to Sandy in West Virginia.
MSN reported that Rose was on his deer farm near Philippi checking fences when a tree limb struck him on Tuesday. His son George Rose told The Associated Press "It was a big limb. I don't even think he knew it hit him."
The Los Angeles Times reported that Sandy created three feet of snow in West Virginia and Rose was the fifth person killed in the state because of the superstorm.
The New York Daily News reported that 50 people across nine states have died due to Sandy on Wednesday with many dying because of fallen tree limbs.
The Los Angeles Times reported that there isn't enough time to take Rose's name off the ballot so a sign will be posted that tells voters of his death.
"If he receives the most votes, the GOP executive committee of Barbour County will submit three names to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, who will make an appointment," reports The Los Angeles Times.
With the election five days away many officials are worried that power might still be an issue which means individuals may have trouble voting.
The Los Angeles Times reported that "Maryland and the District of Columbia have extended hours for early voting after it was suspended earlier in the week because of the storm. Virginia doesn't have early voting, but election officials have extended the hours for voters to cast absentee ballots in person."