Elderly man dies in possible gas leak

Local News

SANTA MARIA, Texas – An elderly man has died in an apparent gas leak at a home in Santa Maria.

According to Cameron County Fire Marshal Juan Martinez, the family living at a home off Lovelace Avenue “smelled a foul odor” at around 6 AM on Thursday. They later found their relative, 87, Felix Gonzalez unresponsive.

The family immediately turned off the stove, heater and any electrical items in fear of a gas leak.

At this time the cause of death has not been released. An autopsy has been ordered.

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