An elderly woman has died in an Easley nursing home according to WSPA.
Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said that the air conditioning in one of the three wings at Majesty Health & Rehab was not functioning when the woman collapsed on Saturday. The victim was taken to Baptist Easley Hoispital, where she died.
She would have been 85 tomorrow. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Kelley says an elderly woman collapsed Saturday inside the Majestly Health & Rehab of Easley and was taken to Baptist Easley Hospital where she died. Kelley says the air conditioning in two of the three wings were working but the third wing air conditioner was not working properly.
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