One of two women who died Friday after collapsing while shoveling snow died in part from cold exposure, the
Both Florence Erickson, 77, of Des Plaines, and Joan Lilek, 64, of
Erickson's is at least the fourth cold-exposure death in Cook County this season.
Lilek died due to heart disease, the medical examiner's office found.
A neighbor saw Lilek collapse while shoveling snow about 1:30 p.m. Friday in front of her home in the 9700 block of Cook Avenue in Oak Lawn, police said.