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Officials correct name of man who died because of storm

KATC speaks to man's family
Posted at 11:01 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 21:58:48-05

UPDATE: Parish officials have updated the name of the man who died after slipping on ice.

The man's name is Carl James Mathieu. He was 50 years old and died after he hit his head in a fall on the ice. The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has classified Mathieu's death as the first related to the ice storm.

Mathieu died after a fall at his home, officials with the Coroner's Office say.

READ MORE: Carencro man killed in storm-related death

Family and friends are now remembering Mathieu.

"For those that don't really know him, that maybe don't know him or just saw him in a resturant or at a gas station. He always did something for us to make sure that we were okay. His name and is legacy is going to live on," explained Rudy Alfred, a family friend.

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