At least 48 people die as result of snowstorm that pounded Eastern U.S.

At least 48 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. The deaths included car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shovelling snow.

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  • An 82-year-old man went 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.
  • A 5-year-old girl was sledding down a driveway onto a street when she was hit by an SUV on Monday morning in Sykesville.


  • Twenty-three-year-old Sashalynn Rosa, of Passaic, and her 1-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.
  • Police said Mary Wall, 64, died while shoveling snow Saturday but wasn't 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 snowplow 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.
  • Angel Ginel was found dead Monday afternoon inside his running, plowed-in car in Brooklyn. His relatives tell the Daily News that they suspect he got inside the car to warm up Sunday and turned it on, and the car got buried.


  • Six people 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 cardiac arrest 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 eight months pregnant, died after shovelling snow in Pottstown. A family friend said Gerloff previously suffered from a heart ailment.
  • Lloyd McCorkel, 66, was found in a snowbank near a dollar store in Mount Holly Springs late Sunday. A coroner confirmed that he died of hypothermia and heart disease.


  • 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 going too fast for the weather conditions slid off a slick roadway, 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 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 shovelling snow outside his new house in Daleville.
  • A single-vehicle crash in Chesapeake claimed one life.
  • The medical examiner's office 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 on Saturday evening in the blizzard.
  • A 73-year-old man collapsed after shovelling at his home Sunday in Dale City.
  • Early Tuesday, police responded to a Gainesville home where a 69-year-old man was found dead. Police said he had been complaining of chest pain after shovelling.
  • A 40-year-old Haymarket man died Friday after shovelling.


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