Coroner releases name of victim in deadly Wilkes-Barre fire


WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a woman killed in a fire in Wilkes-Barre Sunday.

Karen Turkington, 52, Wilkes-Barre died when flames broke out at her West River Street apartment on July 4 around 7:30 p.m.

An autopsy performed Wednesday revealed the cause of death was due to smoke inhalation and has been ruled an accident.

The coroner tells Eyewitness News any additional information will be released by the Wilkes-Barre Police Department.

We will bring you more information on this story as it becomes available.

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