A tree fell on the truck and he was killed.
Matthew Ryan, 31, of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle near the town of Effort in the Poconos, WNEP.com reported. Winds reached up to 150 miles per hour and knocked down power lines and trees, claiming the lives of an 11-year-old girl in Newburgh, N.Y., and a man trapped in his vehicle in Danbury, Conn., among others, according to CNN.
The girl's mother suffered only minor injuries.
On Tuesday around 4:45 p.m., the Ramapo Police Department was notified about an accident on Red Schoolhouse Road in the Village of Chestnut Ridge.
In its wake, the storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes, downed trees and electrical wires, sparked fires, washed out roads and left commuters stranded for most of the evening.
The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF0 tornado hit Newburgh, which is located in Orange County.
Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said it could be days before power is restored to everyone in the state.
In New York City, the subway system and the Metro-North railroad reported delays and temporary suspensions. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets.
"The mother was on the porch, crying, 'My daughter, my daughter, '" Ramon Rodriguez, a witness, told NBC News 4 NY.