At Least 18 Killed in Snowstorm-Related Deaths

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A car is buried under snow in Alexandria, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
A car is seen buried under snow in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

At least 18 people have been killed as a snowstorm pounds the eastern part of the U.S.

Some details of the deaths:


  • A 60-year-old man died shoveling snow after an apparent heart attack in the Fort Washington area, authorities said. Medics were called but couldn’t revive him, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department spokesman Mark Brady said.


  • A man died in southeastern Kentucky when his car collided with a salt truck Thursday, state police said. Billy R. Stevens, 59, of Williamsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene on State Route 92 in Whitley County. Two passengers were being treated at a hospital.
  • A Kentucky transportation worker died Saturday while plowing snow-covered highways, officials said. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet identified him in a statement as Christopher Adams. The statement says Adams called a supervisor about 5:50 a.m., saying his plow slid into a ditch. When the supervisor arrived, Adams was slumped over, unresponsive in his seat. A cause of death has not been released.

North Carolina

  • Governor Pat McCrory said one person injured in an accident in Wilkes County on Wednesday evening has died, and another motorist was killed Friday in a crash on Interstate 95 in Johnston County.
  • A 60-year-old woman driving her car in Stokes County near her home about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday hit an “extremely icy” patch, went down an embankment and turned over in a creek, the State Highway Patrol said. Mary Williams was killed in the accident.
  • In neighboring Forsyth County, 55-year-old Rosa McCollough-Leake was killed when she slid on an icy roadway, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck head-on. Three people had minor injuries.
  • A 4-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after the pickup truck carrying his family on Interstate 77 near Troutman spun out of control and crashed, said State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker. The Ford pickup carrying two adults and their three children all under 8 years old slammed into a tow truck working to haul out a vehicle that had run off the highway earlier, Baker said. Troopers say the boy was restrained in a child seat and died as a result of the impact.
  • A motorist died Friday morning after losing control of her car and hitting a tree in Hickory. Troopers identified her as 19-year-old Madeline Paige Scalf of High Point.
A homeless man pushes a cart with his belongings across 13th Street in downtown Washington, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Millions of people awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps, strong winds that threatened to increase through the weekend, and largely empty roads as residents from the South to the Northeast heeded warnings to hunker down inside while a mammoth storm barreled across a large swath of the country. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A homeless man pushes a cart with his belongings across 13th Street in downtown Washington, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


  • 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 was in a vehicle that 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. Stacy Sherrill’s husband, a passenger in the car, survived the crash. It took him several hours to climb the embankment and report the accident.


  • A man was killed in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, on Friday after his car went off the snowy George Washington highway and hit a tree, said Officer Leo Kosinski.