Allentown man, 54, collapses, dies after shoveling snow

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Officials say the storm has now claimed the lives of 25 people across the United States. (WPVI)

Lehigh County officials have confirmed an Allentown man's death was weather related.

Officials say 54-year-old Esar Bourdon of the 800 block of Jackson Street died Saturday night in Allentown.

Bourdon collapsed after shoveling snow outside his residence, officials say.

He was pronounced dead at 8:03 p.m.

An 88-year-old man also died on Saturday while shoveling snow in Montgomery County.

Officials say that man suffered a fatal heart attack.

Another man from Berks County died when he became trapped inside his vehicle by a passing snowplow, which blocked in his car and covered the exhaust pipe with packed snow.

The 56-year-old man was found slumped over the wheel of his car just before 6 p.m. Saturday by someone digging out their own vehicle.

Officials say that person struck an air pocket filled with fumes and discovered the man's car buried underneath.

As of Sunday, the storm has claimed a total of 25 lives across the United States, officials say.

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