Couple killed by carbon monoxide

Published: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 8:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 8:56 p.m.

DAVIE, Fla. Authorities say an elderly Davie couple died after leaving their car running in their garage.

Police believe they died from inhaling the carbon monoxide that had filled their garage Saturday night. Their deaths have been ruled accidental.

It appears that 83-year-old Dorothy Roth forgot to shut off the car after helping her wheelchair-bound husband, 88-year-old David Roth, into the house. The garage had all night to fill with gas, which flowed into the home the next morning when the wife opened the door. The couple and their dog were all overcome by the gas.

They were found by their son later in the day.

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