INDIANAPOLIS – A county in the area of Chicago has recorded four deaths associated with the moving snow in the 48 hours after a big winter storm.
Lake County, Indiana, Coroner Merrilee Frey said Saturday that the deaths were related to shoveling or snowblowing. She has an urgent message asking residents to be careful when moving snow.
The Chicago Tribune says that the four deaths included a 51-year-old woman who died in her home Thursday evening after coming in from shoveling snow and a 72-year-old man who died Friday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest during the use of a snowblower. A 67-year-old man died Friday afternoon after shoveling snow. Details of the fourth death in the county were not immediately available.
The Tribune reported Friday that in Naperville, Illinois, just west of Chicago, a man in his 60s has died after a heart attack while shoveling snow.
Lake County, Indiana, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Chicago.