Elderly woman who died in Old Lyme fire identified

Get the weekly rundown
Sign up to receive our weekly Legal Insider newsletter

Old Lyme — An elderly woman who died Sunday after she was badly burned in a Saturday night fire on Lyme Street has been identified as 95-year-old Carolyn M. McCarthy, a fire official said Monday.

Fire Marshal David Roberge said the fire was accidental and originated in the kitchen stove, which ignited McCarthy's clothes.

The fire was reported at around 8:25 p.m. Saturday at 7 Lyme St., a two-story condominium complex that is part of an association that includes Boxwood Apartments on the same street.

McCarthy was flown by Life Star helicopter to Bridgeport Hospital, where she died the next day because of her injuries.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

MORE STORIES FROM THE DAY

Pickup truck hits pole, driver gone

First responders look over the scene of a pickup truck that struck a utility pole on Lantern Hill Road on Monday. The driver of the truck was gone when police arrived on the scene prompting a search.


Gardner Lake volunteer chief cited in firehouse scuffle

The Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Co. chief, accused of creating a public disturbance during a scuffle at the firehouse last year, is due in court Tuesday for a hearing in the case.


Gray to represent himself at his upcoming narcotics trial

Bennie Gray Jr., who is back in prison on drug charges, has decided to represent himself at his upcoming trial in New London Superior Court.


New London restaurant owner, others arraigned in federal drug trafficking case

2Wives Brick Oven Pizza co owner Amy Sarcia and nine others accused of various roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy were arraigned before Magistrate Robert A. Richardson in Hartford.

TOP 5 TRENDING

PODCASTS