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Coroner confirms death of midstate man in snowbank is storm related

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 26, 2016 11:23 AM
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A man shovels snow during the snowstorm, Saturday Jan. 23, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

(Mount Holly Springs) -- Authorities are confirming that the death of a man found in a central Pennsylvania snowbank is related to the weekend storm.

Cumberland County coroner Charles Hall says in a statement Tuesday an autopsy shows 66-year-old Lloyd McCorkel died of hypothermia and heart disease.

McCorkel, of Carlise, was found near a dollar store in Mount Holly Springs at about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Hall says McCorkel was apparently trying to get snow removal equipment when his truck became stuck. He began to walk and suffered a cardiac event, collapsing in the snow.

Over 40 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.

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