A man in Harris County died Monday afternoon after possible exposure to cold temperatures, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. This could mark the first weather-related death reported as the historic icy storm bears down southeast Texas.
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Deputies said a 60-year-old homeless man was found before noon at an overpass at Interstate 10 East at Sheldon Road. They said they believed the man died from the extreme weather conditions but they will conduct an autopsy.
Members of the Homeless Outreach Team previously offered to take the man to a warming center, but he declined, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
1/2 Deputies were called to the overpass at I-10 East at Sheldon Road today just before noon. A 60-year-old man experiencing homelessness was found deceased, possibly from exposure. Cause of death will be determined by autopsy. #hounews pic.twitter.com/aOsbaPbYcn— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 15, 2021