Man found dead in Lexus buried under snow in Sunset Park

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The man was found inside a 2003 Lexus trapped in the snow (the silver car on the left). According to police sources, the cause of death is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning. (Photo/WPIX-TV)

The man was found inside a 2003 Lexus trapped in the snow (the silver car on the left). According to police sources, the cause of death is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning. (Photo/WPIX-TV)

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn – In what appears to be yet another snow-related death, a man was found dead inside a car parked along a Sunset Park street Monday.

Police found the 44-year-old’s body in the driver’s seat of a 2003 Lexus that was parked in front of 525 47th Street.  The car was surrounded by snow, and the man, identified as Angel Ginel of 47-13 5th Ave., may have been shoveling before sitting in the car to warm up, according to police sources, who said the exhaust pipe was blocked.

The official cause of death is not known pending a medical examiner’s report, but Ginel is believed to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

It is at least the second apparent instance of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by the snow.  A young Paramus mother and her son died while sitting in a running car as the baby’s father tried to dig out the vehicle.