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Report: Blizzard Blamed For At Least 3 Deaths In Connecticut

FILE -- A snowplow in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

FILE — A snowplow in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

PROSPECT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The blizzard overnight was blamed for at least three deaths in Connecticut, according to published reports.

At a news conference Saturday, Gov. Dannel Malloy said one woman was hit and killed by a car in Prospect, Conn., as she used a snowblower Friday evening.

The driver did not stop, and was wanted by police Saturday afternoon.

The woman was believed to be 81 years old, but her identity was not immediately learned. The Hartford Courant listed her age as 88.

Also in Connecticut, a 73-year-old man was found dead of unknown causes in his driveway in Danbury, Conn., the newspaper reported.

And a 49-year-old man apparently died while digging out his truck in Shelton and had to be taken away on a sled pulled by a snowmobile, the newspaper reported.

Some areas in Connecticut saw in excess of 3 feet as a result of the blizzard.

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