Second Death In Connection With Medina Explosion

(Medina) – There has been a second death in connection with the explosion two weeks ago that destroyed an apartment building.

The Medina Gazette reports Sheila Drake died Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center.  She and her husband, Robert, suffered severe burns in the blast that leveled the building in which they lived with their 18-year-old son, Jacob.  Jacob died when a wall fell on top of him.

A fundraising website has been set up to cover the family’s medical and funeral expenses.

Meanwhile, contractors hired by the owners of the Medina Village Apartments say they have found dozens of small gas leaks in the complex.  It hasn’t yet been determined if any of those leaks caused the blast that not only took two lives, but left others homeless.

Photo Courtesy Drake Family

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Tom Moore has been a news anchor and reporter for Newsradio WTAM 1100 since 1995. He has won a number of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of Cleveland, and The Associated Press.

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