Garage fire victim died of smoke inhalation, burns - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Garage fire victim died of smoke inhalation, burns

ROCKTON, IL -

An autopsy shows smoke inhalation and burns caused the death of a 58-year-old woman who was trying to save vehicles from a burning garage at her home in the northern Illinois village of Rockton.

The Winnebago County coroner's office completed the autopsy on Anita Specht on Friday. The Rockford Register Star reported (

http://bit.ly/1DH9HGF) the autopsy results Sunday.

She was found dead in a vehicle following a Thursday fire. A spokesman for the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said Specht was able to get one vehicle out of the garage and was trapped while trying to back out a second vehicle.

Specht's husband, Edward, survived but suffered second-degree burns and smoke inhalation. He was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital and was discharged from the hospital Friday.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • LOCALMore>>

  • First Thunderbolts weiner dog race a success

    First Thunderbolts weiner dog race a success

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:44:40 GMT
    It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot (WFIE)It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot (WFIE)

    It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot.

    More >>

    It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot.

    More >>
  • Police: Woman stabbed after argument over wig

    Police: Woman stabbed after argument over wig

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:32:02 GMT
    It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville (WFIE)It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville (WFIE)

    It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville.

    More >>

    It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville.

    More >>
  • KY Red Cross canvassing through neighborhoods for smoke detector safety

    KY Red Cross canvassing through neighborhoods for smoke detector safety

    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:51:01 GMT
    Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department (WFIE)Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department (WFIE)

    Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department. It was part of their "Home Fire Preparedness" campaign.

    More >>

    Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department. It was part of their "Home Fire Preparedness" campaign.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly