Marion woman one of four storm related deaths in SC
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:00:37 GMT —
Ernestine Ammons was killed in a house fire in Marion Thursday morning, according to Marion Fire Chief Trey Cooper.
Her husband was trying to heat their home on Upland Avenue with an oil burning stove, Cooper said.
The stove caught fire and spread to the home. Ammons inside was killed. Her husband is being treated for serious injuries, according to Chief Cooper.
Ammons is one of four people killed in storm related incidents in South Carolina.
The Berkeley County coroner says a 25-year-old man was found dead in a home being heated with a charcoal grill. The coroner suspects the man died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Highway Patrol has blamed at least two traffic deaths on icy conditions.
Troopers say a 24-year-old passenger died when a car hit a tree around 2 a.m. Thursday in Hampton County. A woman died around 8 a.m. Wednesday when she lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County and hit the back of a Department of Natural Resources truck on the side of the road helping a motorist.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.