Missouri teen identified as victim of carbon monoxide

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 6:40 p.m. CDT

OAK GROVE — A western Missouri high school student has been identified as the teenager killed by carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this week.

The poisoning occurred Monday at a four-plex in Oak Grove, about 25 miles east of Kansas City.

Authorities said Thursday that 17-year-old Megan Wyatt died. A 16-year-old friend who was staying with Wyatt is recovering, and Wyatt's 62-year-old grandmother remained Thursday in the hospital.

KMBC-TV reports the three were found unconscious in the grandmother's town home after a neighbor came home and smelled a suspicious odor. The grandmother's car was running inside a closed garage.

Wyatt would have begun her junior year at Blue Springs South High School on Wednesday.

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