ID’d: Woman Small Child Electrocuted By Air Conditioner While At NC Economy Inn Room

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ROCKY MOUNT, NC. (THECOUNT) — Authorities said Tuesday that a woman and a 9-year-old child staying at a Nash County motel were killed Monday when they were shocked by an air conditioner in the room, authorities and family members said.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin says Kendra Pittman and her daughter died Monday. Investigators say Pittman and her three children lived at Economy Inn Hotel and Suites.

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The two were guests in a room at the Economy Inn Hotel and Suites, located off of Interstate 95 in Nash County, when the incident occurred.

Authorities on Tuesday declined to release the names of the woman, 31, and the child, 9. It was not immediately clear what their relationship was.

There was apparently an issue with an air conditioner in the room and the woman tried to reset the unit when she was electrocuted. The two were rushed for treatment to a local hospital, although the child’s condition was not immediately released. source

Several officers were seen going into the room during their investigation. An electrician was also at the scene.

It was not clear if charges would be filed in connection with the woman’s death.

A motel employee declined to comment.

This is a developing story.

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