Carbon Monoxide Blamed for Deaths of 3 Central Texas Hunters

Carbon Monoxide Blamed for Deaths of 3 Central Texas Hunters

Authorities in Central Texas say three relatives on a hunting trip are believed to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning inside a box trailer that was converted into a cabin.

Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill says propane heaters were used to keep the cabin warm but the structure didn't have proper ventilation. He says there was no way for the poisonous fumes from the heaters to escape.

The Texas Thunder Truck captured the immediate aftermath of a rollover crash on westbound Interstate 30 in Fort Worth while live on air Tuesday morning. Witnesses told NBC 5 Reporter Larry Collins that one person had minor injuries. It's not clear what caused the crash, though roads were very slick due to a heavy downpour at the time of the incident.

(Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

Names of the victims, who were found Saturday, haven't been immediately released.

The trailer was on a ranch between Brownwood and Bangs, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) west of Waco.