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Lakeland girl, 7, dies from possible carbon monoxide poisoning from generator

Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 04:27:53-04

A seven-year-old girl from Lakeland has died from possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the generator was being run inside the living room of a home located at 5124 Dossey Rd. South.

Shashunda Wilson, 41, said she woke up Wednesday morning and was feeling dizzy. She also noticed her daughter appeared dead.

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Wilson was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for symptoms of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Crews opened the windows to the home and found Terryn Wilson, 7, dead in a bed after it was safe to enter the home.

A neighboring duplex had dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, as well.

No one else was affected.

"This is the first death our agency has worked related to Hurricane Irma. It's a tragedy when anyone dies, but when a child dies, it's a horrific tragedy. Please, please follow safety instructions that we have stressed over and over so no other tragedies such as this one occur," said Sheriff Grady Judd.

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