Heat Wave Killed Lehigh County Man

A Lehigh County man was found dead in his home as a result of excessive heat

A Lehigh County man has died as a result of a weeklong heat wave.

Llan J. Gacel, 86, was found dead in his home at 835 Chew St. in Allentown on Saturday. 

Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl pronounced Gacel dead at 8:10 p.m.

The coroner's office said Gacel died of hyperthermia "due to excessive heat." 

Gacel had an air conditioner but it was not turned on. The temperature in his residence was higher than 90 degrees, according to a press release from the coroner's office.

Temperatures matched a record high of 99 in Lehigh County on Saturday. 


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