A Least a Dozen Dead Following Front Range Blizzard

By: AP
By: AP

At least a dozen deaths in the metropolitan Front Range are being attributed directly to last week's blizzard.

Authorities in ten Front Range counties say some of the victims died shoveling snow or awaiting ambulance crews delayed by road conditions.

The deaths include a retired Colorado State University professor found dead in his Fort Collins backyard buried by snow.

In Denver, other possibly storm-related deaths include a body found dead in an abandoned house and two people found dead outside in the snow.

In southeastern Colorado's Baca County, authorities say two people killed on icy roads last week were a father and daughter on their way to visit family in Colorado Springs. Authorities say 13-year-old Melanie Schroeder died in the crash near Springfield on Thursday, and her father, 40-year-old Marine Master Sergeant James Schroeder, was taken off life support two days later.

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