Generator fumes may have killed Ky. woman

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A woman's death is under investigation as possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a home generator in Louisville.

More than 165,000 customers statewide remained without electricity Thursday, four days after hurricane-force winds pounded Kentucky.

Record numbers of utility workers, many recruited from other states, worked around the clock to restore power following the state's largest outage on record.

A coroner's office official said investigators were awaiting test results to determine whether 22-year-old Kristin Estes died from fumes from a generator her family was using because their power was still out.

A Kentucky National Guardsman was injured Thursday morning when he was struck by a falling portable stop sign knocked over by a car during as he directed traffic on a busy city street., where electricity was out.

A police spokesman said the injuries were minor.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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