2011-01-27 / Local & State

Police: Eastern Pa. Man Dies After Sleeping In Car

LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man died after spending the night in his car outside in frigid temperatures.

Police in Carbon County say 49-year-old Alan Kurtz of Lansford was found by his wife outside their home at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Detective Jack Soberick of the Lansford police department says Kurtz was using a coat and a blanket in the car Friday night, when temperatures went “into the single digits’’ overnight.

Police say Kurtz was rushed to St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale at about 10 a.m. Saturday, and doctors worked for five hours to try to get his core temperature up, but he was pronounced dead at 3:08 p.m. Saturday.

An autopsy is pending and the death remains under investigation.

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