Woman Stranded In Snowstorm Found Dead

SALT LAKE CITY (December 20, 2012)--A woman died while trying to walk for help after her car got stuck during the snow storm in southwestern Utah, authorities said.

Washington County Sheriff's detective Nate Abbott said the woman and a man were driving in rural Washington County when their car got stuck Tuesday night during the storm that hit the Rocky Mountain region.

He said the pair started walking for help, but the woman couldn't go any farther and sought shelter while the man continued on.

He eventually took refuge close to a reservoir and stayed there until morning when he located some snowmobilers.

Search and rescue crews who used snowmobiles to look for the woman found her dead in the snow, a few miles from the car.

An autopsy was ordered.

The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released.


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