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Causes of death given for crash, fire victims in Westmoreland Co.

| Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8:03 p.m.

The Westmoreland County coroner's office released the causes of death Wednesday for a New Alexandria woman who died in a fiery crash Monday and a Slickville woman killed in a house fire Tuesday.

Nancy Anne Baker, 44, died of injuries to the chest and abdomen, according to the coroner. Baker was driving an eastbound vehicle struck by a tractor-trailer along Route 22 near Murrysville.

Lois Marie Wracher, 60, died of asphyxiation, smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning after she was trapped in her burning home along Route 819 in Salem Township.

Both deaths were listed as accidental.

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