Icy Weather Claims 4 Lives

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The wintery blast that blew into the metroplex has claimed four lives.

Sergio Diaz, 26, died after crashing his car into a tree on Royal Lane in Dallas. An elderly woman passed away after she slipped and fell on ice at her home on Lakemont.  Saturday night a homeless woman was found dead on Martin Luther King Blvd. in South Dallas. Police said she likely succumbed to exposure from the freezing temperatures.

Lastly, the driver of a truck that skidded on ice off of Lewisville Lake Bridge on Saturday died.

Authorities are encouraging people not to drive if possible and to use extreme caution if they do.

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