Cause of death released for motel fire victim

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By: Staff Email
A man was killed in a fire at a downtown Augusta motel. (WRDW-TV)

A man was killed in a fire at a downtown Augusta motel. (WRDW-TV)

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The cause of death has been released for a man killed in a fire at a motel in downtown Augusta.

Lt. Carlton Bradley says the cause of the fire appears to be smoking in bed.

Coroner Grover Tuten says 43-year-old Fredrick Neil Galloway was found with smoke and soot in his lungs and third-degree burns. Tuten says Galloway's death could be ruled as accidental, pending toxicology testing.

The fire happened Sunday night at the Courtesy Motel on 15th Street.

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