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nascar talladega fan death was likely caused by portable gas stove: Police

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nascar talladega fan death was likely caused by portable gas stove

nascar talladega fan death was likely caused by portable gas stove

nascar talladega fan death was likely caused by portable gas stove

NASCAR Talladega Fan Dies

Lincoln, Alabama – the Talladega Superspeedway can seat up to 175,000 spectators for NASCAR events. However, the festivities this past Saturday turned deadly. Police believe that a Tennessee man and his wife were camping out in their mobile home in the stadium parking lot and experienced a gas leak from their stove. The leak led to them getting carbon monoxide poisoning during an afternoon nap.

Friends of the couple checked in on them and found them unresponsive. The husband was pronounced dead but his wife is recovering in the hospital. It has not been announced whether the wife will make a full recovery. Neither has the identity of the victim been released. The local sheriff, Jimmy Kilgore, believes that there may have been an exhaust problem with the generator and that gasoline fumes may have poisoned the couple.

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Deputy Coroner Larry Seals says the couple was likely using a gas stove for heat and there was a problem with the generator’s exhaust system. Authorities found the man dead when they arrived, and his wife has been hospitalized in Birmingham. The man’s identity has not yet been released.

This is the second accident at the race track this year. In May, Nick Bower, age 28, was found dead 1.5 miles from the speedway in a grassy field in close proximity to a creek. He had been missing for almost seven days when his body was recovered. He was from Georgia and this death was ruled an accident.

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