First Cold Related Death

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The freezing temperatures have claimed its first life in the Rockford area.

We've just learned a 62-year-old woman died of hypothermia New Year's Eve. The Winnebago County Coroner says Vergie Cecil was found on a mound of snow. Meantime, doctors at SwedishAmerican say they’ve seen eight other cases of frostbite and hypothermia during this week's deep freeze.

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