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Louisiana sees third death linked to winter weather

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 13:01:34-05

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed three deaths related to winter weather this week.

The deaths include a 50-year-old man in Lafayette Parish who slipped on ice and hit his head, a 74-year-old woman in Lafayette Parish who was found in a neighbor’s driveway dead of exposure and a 77-year-old man in Calcasieu Parish who drowned after slipping on ice and falling in a swimming pool.

According to KSLA in Shreveport, a homeless man died in downtown Shreveport Monday night, February 15, as a result of the cold temperatures. Hope House, a homeless shelter in the city, reported on social media that the man froze to death.

At least 20 deaths were reported across the country as a result of the freezing weather.

Causes for those deaths included car crashes, carbon monoxide poisoning, house fires, and a tornado which killed three in North Carolina

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