Meriden police found a man and woman dead inside a vehicle buried in snow outside 11 Webster St. Sunday around 11 a.m.
The male and female were each seen Feb. 9 at about 9:30 p.m. before they went into the car to listen to some music. Although there were shoveled paths that allowed entrance into the sides of the vehicle, the rest of the car (hood, roof, trunk, front, and back) was covered with snow, and the windows were rolled up. At this time, the deaths appear to be the result of carbon monoxide poisoning, but that will not be confirmed until the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner releases its final report.
It is also unclear at this time whether the deaths are the result of the snow covering the car or a mechanical malfunction. No foul play is believed to be involved.
The two victims are a twenty-year-old male and an eighteen-year-old female who are known to each other. Both are from Meriden. Names are not being released at this time.
The incident remains under investigation. If the deaths are storm-related, it’d bring the total toll from the blizzard to seven.