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At least 31 killed in snowstorm-related deaths
At least 31 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the eastern U.S. The deaths occurred in car accidents, from carbon monoxide poisoning, and from heart attacks while shoveling snow:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 1
—An 82-year-old man who died after going into cardiac arrest while shoveling snow in front of his home.
DELAWARE - 1
— A U.S. Capitol Police officer, 44-year-old Officer Vernon Alston, died of a heart attack after shoveling snow at his Magnolia home.
KENTUCKY - 2
— Kentucky transportation worker Christopher Adams died Saturday while plowing snow-covered highways.
— Billy R. Stevens, 59, of Williamsburg, died in southeastern Kentucky when his car collided with a salt truck Thursday.
MARYLAND - 2
— A 49-year-old man suffered cardiac arrest while shoveling in Abingdon on Saturday.
— Officials in Prince George’s County said a man collapsed and died Saturday while shoveling snow in Fort Washington.
NEW JERSEY - 2
— A 23-year-old New Jersey mom and her year-old son died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in a running car that had its tailpipe covered in snow, The Record reported, citing Passaic police. The woman’s 3-year-old daughter was also hurt and was hospitalized in “very critical condition,” police said.
NEW YORK - 4
— Al Mansoor, 66, was struck and killed by a snow plow clearing his driveway just after 2 p.m. Sunday.
— Three people died while shoveling snow in New York City — one person on Staten Island and two people in Queens. Police announced the deaths but released no further details.
NORTH CAROLINA - 6
— Six people have died in car accidents during the storm, authorities have said, including a 4-year-old boy who died Friday afternoon after the pickup truck carrying his family on Interstate 77 near Troutman spun out of control and crashed.
OHIO - 1
— A teenager sledding behind an all-terrain vehicle was hit by a truck and killed Friday, the State Highway Patrol said.
PENNSYLVANIA - 1
— Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say David Perrotto, 56, died of carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently after his car was buried in snow by a passing plow.
— Authorities say a man died while shoveling snow in central Pennsylvania.
— A Halifax man suffered a “cardiac event” Sunday while shoveling, Dauphin County coroner Graham Hetrick told WHTM-TV.
SOUTH CAROLINA - 3
— Ruby Bell, 86, and her husband, 87-year-old Robert Bell, died in Greenville of probable carbon monoxide poisoning because of a generator filled the house with carbon monoxide.
— The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old man was killed after being struck by a vehicle that slid out of control after hitting a patch of ice.
TENNESSEE - 2
— A car slid off the roadway due to speed and slick conditions, killing the driver and injuring a passenger, the Knox County sheriff’s department said.
— A couple in a vehicle slid off an icy road and plummeted down a 300-foot embankment Wednesday night, killing the woman who was driving, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.
VIRGINIA - 5
— A man was killed on Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Virginia Beach that police blamed on speed and icy road conditions.
— Virginia Tech filmmaker Jerry Scheeler died Friday while shoveling snow outside his new house in Daleville.
— A single-vehicle crash in Chesapeake claimed one life.
— On Saturday, the state medical examiner’s office confirmed deaths in Hampton and southwest Virginia from hypothermia.
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