Reading, PA – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man apparently trapped in his running car by a snowplow deluge died of carbon monoxide poisoning during the storm.
The Berks County coroner’s office says 56-year-old David Perrotto was pronounced dead less than an hour after he was found Saturday night in Muhlenberg Township.
Assistant Chief Deputy John Hollenbach says Perrotto was apparently trying to dig out his car. Investigators believe he either was in the car with the motor running to take a break or to try to get out of the space when the plow came by and buried the car, blocking the exhaust and preventing him from exiting.
Another person trying to dig out their vehicle found the running car. Perrotto was pronounced dead at a hospital emergency room.