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Powerful Nor'easter To Blame For 2 Deaths

March 08, 2018 - 4:16 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The powerful nor'easter that dumped at least two feet of snow in some places, caused massive power outages, treacherous driving conditions and transit delays has also left two people dead.

An 88-year-old Rockland County woman was killed when a tree fell on and crushed her as she was shoveling snow outside her Suffern home on Wednesday.

Barbara Suleski was struck at around 5 p.m. Wednesday and died at the hospital, Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn told the Journal News.
Neighbors were trying to help Suleski when police arrived. Live wires wrapped around the tree made the rescue more difficult.
Another large branch broke off a tree and fell near emergency workers along with wires.

And a man was killed when he droved over live wires in Franklin Lakes Thursday morning. According to reports, the man drove around a barricade and over the wires. He was found in a car fully engulfed in flames.