(WRIC) — One person was killed after severe weather and tornadoes left a trail of damage throughout Central Virginia Monday afternoon.
One of the hardest hit areas was western Chesterfield County, where damage was reported at several homes and businesses.
The National Weather Service told 8News Tuesday morning that preliminary reports show an EF-2 tornado touched down on Speeks Drive with wind speeds up to 125 mph.
At Old Dominion Floor Co. Inc. on Speeks Drive, an employee was killed after the tornado ripped through the business, causing the roof to collapse.
Chesterfield Fire spokesperson Lt. Jason Elmore later confirmed that the person who was killed was a male employee and that one other employee was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Nearby on Hull Street Road, all lanes were temporarily shut down due to multiple downed trees and power lines.
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In Henrico County, a west end church sustained significant damage after the storm ripped metal shards off of the roof.
8News also had a crew at a Midlothian gas station where customers had to rush inside after strong winds blew pieces of the roof into the parking lot.
Earlier Monday, significant damage was reported in Mecklenburg County after a suspected tornado blew through the area. One family was briefly trapped after a tree toppled their home.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management said it is tracking at least seven tornadoes in the Richmond area. The official total will be confirmed by the National Weather Service.
Stay with 8News for updates.