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Victims identified after carbon monoxide leak at La Grange hotel

Oldham County officials are investigating after two people have died due to possible carbon...
Oldham County officials are investigating after two people have died due to possible carbon monoxide exposure at a La Grange hotel.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Feb. 4, 2022 at 7:12 PM EST
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LA GRANGE, Ky. (WAVE) - Oldham County officials are investigating after two people have died due to possible carbon monoxide exposure at a La Grange hotel.

Around 5 p.m. on Friday, La Grange Police, Oldham County EMS and the La Grange Fire Department were called to the Quality Inn Suites on Crystal Drive East after two people were found unconscious.

Upon arrival, first responders found an adult man and adult woman dead inside the hotel, according to a release.

The Oldham County coroner confirmed on Monday that the two people from New Albany, Indiana found dead were 40-year-old Stacey Barta an 39-year-old John Paul Needy.

Fire crews suspected possible carbon monoxide exposure and used detectors to determine the level of carbon monoxide in the building. Officials then evacuated the occupants inside.

Ballardsville and South Oldham Fire Departments assisted the evacuation and located an adult man suffering symptoms of exposure to carbon monoxide. Police said he was transported to Baptist Health LaGrange for evaluation.

La Grange Police and the Oldham County Coroner’s Office are conducting death investigations to determine the official cause of death.

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