50° F

Man, 93, 3rd person in Lehigh Co., 15th in Pa. to die as result of Sandy

Published On: Nov 02 2012 05:24:45 PM EDT
Upper Macungie Sandy death

The Lehigh Valley has recorded its fourth death related to Hurricane Sandy.

Luther Fritzinger was found dead in his garage at the Autumn Park apartment complex on Mosser Road in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., on Thursday, the coroner said.

Fritzinger, 93, had prolonged exposure to the cold due to a power outage associated with the storm. His death has been ruled an accident.


Deaths in Lower Macungie Township and South Whitehall Township in Lehigh County and Plainfield Township in Northampton County have also been linked to Sandy.

Two people in Berks County have also died as a result of the storm. The statewide death toll in Pennsylvania stands at 15.