Police: Three Snow-Related Deaths In Suffolk

By Andrew Wroblewski


A 75-year-old Huntington Station woman and two other Suffolk residents died over the weekend after clearing snow from their homes, police said.

Police responded to a call at a home on Tippen Drive on Huntington Station at around 11:15 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found the 75-year-old woman was having difficulty breathing. Police said the woman was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Two other snow-related deaths were reported in Suffolk over the weekend, police said.

At around 12 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a call of a 94-year-old Smithtown man found on the street next to a snow blower. Police said a neighbor was administering CPR to the victim when they arrived. The officer took over administrating CPR until the Kings Park Fire Department responded to the scene. Emergency responders transported the victim to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where he was pronounced dead.

Then, on Sunday at 3:25 p.m., police responded to a 911 call from a Bay Shore woman who reported that her 81-year-old husband collapsed while shoveling snow. Police said the man was transported to Southside Hospital where he was pronounced dead.