Two people dead in weather-related incidents, Kentucky State Police report
Published 10:14 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Two people have died in separate weather-related incidents, Kentucky State Police said.
Darlene G. Skinner Ragland, 61, of Corbin, died Tuesday after officers were sent to a home in southern Laurel County on a carbon monoxide poisoning call, police said. The home was without power due to winter weather, and the residents were using a generator to help operate a basement sump pump, police said in a news release.
She was taken to a hospital where she died. Her husband and grandchild were treated at a hospital and released.
In western Kentucky, police said Melissa Sheerin, 25, of Crofton, died Friday at a mobile home that had no heat or electricity. A man was also found unresponsive at the home in Guthrie near the Tennessee state line.
Preliminary results indicate Sheerin died of hypothermia, police said. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment for hypothermia, police said in a news release.