The Delta County, Colo., coroner said a 50-year-old man found dead in a camping trailer with three ill friends died from carbon monoxide poisoning, KMGH-TV, Denver, reported.
Paramedics were dispatched to the Valley Sunset RV Park at 1675 Highway 92 in Delta on Saturday evening (Jan. 1) on a report of several victims found unconscious in a camping trailer.
They pulled two women and a man from the trailer alive, but Jack Herrera was already dead. His death has been ruled accidental by the coroner.
The three other people, including Herrera’s wife, were rushed the few blocks to Delta County Memorial Hospital. Two of the three have since been released. The third is expected to go home today.
A dog and cat also survived.
The source of the carbon monoxide is under investigation.