W. Pa. woman likely died drying clothes with oven

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MONESSEN (AP) – A coroner said a 78-year-old Southwestern Pennsylvania woman apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from using her gas oven to dry clothes in her apartment.


The Westmoreland County coroner’s office said Sandra Trolio was found dead in her second-floor apartment in Monessen Monday morning.


The rest of the building was evacuated as a precaution, though nobody else was believed to be injured by the fumes.


Toxicology tests will take about a month to confirm the cause of Trolio’s death, but the coroner said all indications are that fumes from the stove caused her death.


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