READING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man apparently trapped in his running car by a snowplow deluge died of carbon monoxide poisoning during the storm.

The Berks County coroner’s office says 56-year-old David Perrotto was pronounced dead less than an hour after he was found Saturday night in Muhlenberg Township, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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Assistant Chief Deputy John Hollenbach says Perrotto was apparently trying to dig out his car. Investigators believe he either was in the car with the motor running to take a break or to try to get out of the space when the plow came by and buried the car, blocking the exhaust and preventing him from exiting.

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Another person trying to dig out their vehicle found the running car. Perrotto was pronounced dead at a hospital emergency room.

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