Autopsy To Be Performed
Darren Doyle, story:
What began as a response to a grass fire resulted in the discovery of a deceased Chalybeate woman by firefighters last night, according to multiple local officials.
Texie Colley, (95) was found deceased outside at her home by firefighters last night around 5PM, according to Edmonson County Deputy Coroner Richie Jones.
According to radio traffic from last night, the Chalybeate Fire Department was paged to the report of a grass fire at Mrs. Colley's residence at 4089 Chalybeate Road. Dispatch said that someone flagged down a passerby and asked for help. The passerby called 911 and that's when firefighters were paged, according to radio traffic. Shortly after arriving, a firefighter communicated over the radio to dispatch that he had discovered one deceased individual.
Officials said that it appeared the resident had been doing some cleanup at her home, burning leaves and debris.
The cause of death has not yet been determined. Officials said it was unclear if Mrs. Colley was injured in the fire or had suffered some sort of medical episode before or during the incident.
Kentucky State Police Trooper and Public Information Officer Daniel Priddy said that no foul play is suspected but an autopsy is being performed by the state medical examiner's office in Louisville. The incident is under investigation by KSP.
Responding to the scene was the Chalybeate Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, Edmonson EMS, the Edmonson County Deputy Coroner, and Edmonson County Emergency Management.