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Sheriff: Crawfordsville woman died from burns after 'tragic accident'


March 13, 2019

A 77-year-old Crawfordsville woman died after catching fire and suffering burns last week.

“We went on a medical call in Crawfordsville,” said Fire Chief Dave Barringer. “It was (for) unknown burns. The patient was deceased on arrival.”

Medics and deputies responded to 38185 Courtney Creek Drive at 3:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

Theda Morris, 77, “went out to the burn pile and started a fire,” said Sheriff Jim Yon. It was routine for her. “She either fell in or her blouse caught on fire.”

Morris attempted to get to a hose, Yon said, but it wasn’t hooked up and she perishe...

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