Police found a man’s body in the driver’s seat of Lexus that had been plowed in on 47th Street in Sunset Park.
Angel Ginel, 44, may have been shoveling snow before getting into his car, Pix11 reported. Carbon monoxide poisoning is believed to have killed Ginel.
Ginel was last seen on Sunday night shoveling snow, ABC stated in a related article. Ginel apparently dug his way into his car but became trapped inside by a plow that put more snow against his door.
When Ginel was found, the Lexus was still running with the tailpipe blocked by snow, ABC added.
Ginel’s death, if determined to carbon monoxide poisoning, would be the second reported instance of a similar death in the region caused by the recent snowfall, Pix11 reported. A young New Jersey mother and her son also died while in a running car.
On Tuesday, the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on Ginel, according to ABC.