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Raleigh woman dies in home accident

Posted November 7, 2010 6:26 p.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2010 12:02 p.m. EST

— A woman died and her husband was in a local hospital Sunday evening after police say someone in their Raleigh home unintentionally pressed the remote-start button for their car that was parked inside their garage.

Investigators did not release the names of the victims but said exhaust from the car poisoned the woman and killed her inside the home.

Several fire trucks, ambulances and police cars responded to the home on Askew Drive, about a half block from the intersection of Fairview and Oberlin roads.

Raleigh police did not release further details, including the condition of the woman’s husband, Sunday evening.