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According to the Associated Press, At least 42 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:


An 82-year-old man who died after going into cardiac arrest while shoveling snow in front of his home.


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 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.


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.


Twenty-three-year-old Sashalynn Rosa, of Passaic, and her year-old son, Messiah Bonilla, died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in a running car that had its tailpipe covered in snow. Rosa’s 3-year-old daughter, Saniyah Bonilla, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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Police said Mary Wall, 64, died while shoveling snow on Saturday, but was not found until Monday afternoon when children returning home from school found her snow-covered body in Mahwah.


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.


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.

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A teenager sledding behind an all-terrain vehicle was hit by a truck and killed Friday, the State Highway Patrol said.


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.

A Halifax man suffered a “cardiac event” Sunday while shoveling, Dauphin County coroner Graham Hetrick told WHTM-TV.

Cesar Bourdon, 54, collapsed while shoveling in Allentown on Saturday night.

Geneva College soccer player Nate Ferraco was killed in a crash on an icy road near Evans City.

Richard Lapham, 70, died of cardiac arrest while using a snowblower at his Lancaster home.

Ronald Bernhard, 74, died of cardiac arrest while driving a tractor with a snowplow at his home in Elizabethtown.

Briahna Gerloff, 18, who was 8 months pregnant, died after shoveling snow in Pottstown. A family friend said Gerloff previously suffered from a heart ailment.


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.

Jimmy B. Thomas, 61, was driving a car that ran off a road near Jonesville early Saturday afternoon, hitting a ditch and then a tree.


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.


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.

The medical examiner’s office has confirmed five hypothermia deaths in Hampton and Wise, Charles City, Gloucester and Henry Counties.

A 55-year-old man collapsed and died after walking home in Leesburg Saturday evening in the blizzard.

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