Couple die from carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in the car while the engine was running
2/3/2014 12:19:00 PM
A couple have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after being overcome by the fumes while having sex in a car with the engine running.
Keith Payton and Salina Johnson, both 40, of Pennsylvania, were already dead when emergency services found them inside the vehicle in a garage.
The ignition was still on but the car had run out of fuel. Extremely high levels of carbon monoxide were detected.
Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the car, according to Old Lycoming Township police.
A kerosene heater also was on but it had also run out of fuel.
The couple, of Allenwood and Williamsport, were pronounced dead at 10.45 p.m. Friday, but police said they had died sometime earlier.
But it is thought the pair may have driven into the garage the previous evening.
Coroner Charles Kiessling was called to the scene inside a garage on Blooming Grove Road.
He says blood tests show 'extremely elevated' levels of carbon monoxide in the victims' bodies, according to PA Homepage.
The two were discovered by an family friend sent by Payton’s brother, who leased the garage, to look for Payton, police said.
It is understood Mr Payton had gone to the garage to drop off something for his brother on Thursday.
This tragedy bears similarities with an incident last month in which a young couple are believed to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning after parking their car in a garage for some 'hanky panky'.