- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A Western Kentucky University student has died in a house fire that left another man injured.

Warren County Deputy Coroner Chris Smith said 20-year-old Tyler English of Louisville was killed Friday morning in Bowling Green.

English was a sophomore construction management major and recruited for the Hilltopper football team as an offensive lineman prior to his freshman year in 2012. However, after being injured in an offseason car wreck, he was never able to play.

Fire Department spokeswoman Marlee Boenig told the Daily News (https://bit.ly/1G2z7jY) a roommate whose name has not been released was injured and taken to The Medical Center. She did not know the extent of his injuries.

Firefighters were investigating the cause of the fire at the off-campus apartment.

“I guess a little after 5, I heard a lot of yelling outside,” next door neighbor Josh Meltzer said. “Two guys had gotten out. There were three people inside the house. They were crying and upset that their buddy was inside.”

When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was showing from the second floor, Boenig said.

Fire blew out the second-floor windows.

English’s body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy, Smith said.

“We don’t know the immediate cause of death, whether it is smoke inhalation or fire,” Smith said.


Information from: Daily News, https://www.bgdailynews.com

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