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Woman freezes to death in Burger King parking lot after telling workers she’s afraid of driving in snow

By Mason White 5:36 PM January 26, 2016
The woman’s Cadillac 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was found frozen to death in her luxury car in a Burger King parking lot in New Jersey.

The elderly woman was found dead in her car in the parking lot of Burger King in Hackensack a few days after she told a fast food worker that she was too scared to drive home.

The 78-year-old woman who is from New York, was at Burger King before closing time. Instead of driving home before the blizzard hit, the woman stayed in her car.

On Monday around 8:30 a.m., workers discovered the woman’s body in her gold Cadillac in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant on Hackensack Avenue.

The police said the carbon monoxide was not a factor in the woman’s death as the car keys were not in the ignition.

Hackensack Police Director Michael Mordaga said that the woman told an employee on the Friday night, that she was going to stay parked in the lot because she is afraid to drive in the snow.

In another incident, a mother and her one-year-old son of New Jersey, died of poisoning by carbon monoxide on Saturday, while sitting in a car as the boy’s father was digging it out of the snow.

Police said that the tailpipe was covered in snow, causing the two to die from carbon monoxide poisoning.