- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.

Elizabeth police say it appears 32-year-old Maria Fernandes of Newark was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container.

Lt. Daniel Saulnier tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (https://bit.ly/1pGbsyL ) it sounds like someone who tried desperately to work and make ends meet and met with a tragic accident.

Saulnier says an autopsy failed to determine the cause of death and police are awaiting toxicology test results.

Police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap in a parking lot early Monday. Police were called later that afternoon.


Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, https://www.nj.com

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