2 Lehigh Valley Deaths from Hurricane Sandy

Two Lehigh Valley woman were found dead in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Two Lehigh County women are dead in the wake of Hurricane Sandy -- one from hypothermia, the other from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Theresa Schlitzer, 86, of 2425 Route 309 in Orefield, died of hypothermia, the Lehigh County coroner's office said. She was found unresponsive in her yard after a prolonged exposure from Hurricane Sandy Monday night, a press release said. It's not clear why Schlitzer was outside during the storm.

Schlitzer was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at her home by deputy coroner Jason Nicholas.

Tammy Kerosetz, 48, of 3663 Schoeneck Road, Lower Macungie, was overcome by exhaust fumes from a portable gas generator before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The generator was running inside her garage, the coroner's office said.

She was pronounced dead at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

The Associated Press reported that at least six deaths in PennsylvaniaThe Morning Call reported that a Wind Gap teen died Monday night when he was riding an ATV and struck a tree felled by the storm.

Six deaths in New Jersey were blamed on the superstorm.  

Extreme weather also caused deaths in the Lehigh Valley this summer. An elderly couple died from excessive heat in Lehigh County.


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