Storm toll: 7 dead from shoveling, crashes

Published On: Jan 08 2014 03:57:36 AM EST
FLINT, Mich. -

Michigan authorities blame the heavy snow and deep freeze for at least seven deaths -- four people who collapsed after shoveling snow and three killed in traffic accidents.
 
Flint police Capt. T.P. Johnson says a 75-year-old man was digging out his car Tuesday when he collapsed. Johnson didn't release the man's name.
 
The Oakland County medical examiner's office says a 36-year-old Detroit man, a 57-year-old Milford man and a 67-year-old Pontiac woman all died after shoveling snow.
 
Police say a car slid in front of an oncoming propane tanker Monday in Otsego County, killing the car's passenger. Fifty-year-old Timothy Nixon of Hastings was killed by a car while walking Saturday in Barry County, and 27-year-old Branden Hewitt of Owendale died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Huron County.