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McLean County Coroner Rules on Fatal Lexington Fire

McLean County Coroner Rules on Fatal Fire

A fatal house fire in Lexington in February, which left an 83 year old woman dead, was ruled accidental Friday by McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling. Beverly Keirsey was found dead inside her kitchen. An autopsy revealed Keirsey died of carbon monoxide intoxication as a result of inhaling smoke and soot. The origin of the fire was in the living room but the cause was deemed undetermined. Meantime, Coroner Kimmerling says the death investigation of a rural Heyworth man, who was found inside a home at 14737 East and 425 North Road remains open until all reports are received and a manner of death is determined. Terry Fox was found dead. Kimmerling says the cause of the fire appears incendiary and began in the living room of the mobile home. Witness statements indicate Fox was seen entering his residence minutes prior to smoke showing. At this point, Kimmerling says, there is no evidence to support foul play or a criminal component in Mr. Fox's death.
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