Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

June 24, 2013

Kerens man found deceased after 9-1-1 call, fire

Kerens — A Kerens man was found dead in his home on North Goodman Street in Kerens Monday, after a 9-1-1 call alerting first responders to a structure fire and a deceased person.

Kerens Police Chief Bryan Miers said the call came in about 12:15 p.m. Monday. Arriving units found there had been a fire at the home in the 600 block of North Goodman, but it had apparently extinguished itself, perhaps hours earlier.

“It appears the fire had started an burned interior parts of the home over the course of the night, and eventually smothered itself out,” Miers said.

It was during a search of the home that firefighters found the body of 75-year-old Kenneth Lewis.

Lewis was pronounced dead Monday afternoon by Justice of the Peace Vicki Gray, who ordered an autopsy. She said she expected to have a preliminary cause of death Tuesday.

“Anytime someone dies in a fire I’m going to send them (for an autopsy),” Gray said.

Miers said due to the circumstances of the fire he requested assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s office.

“I don’t think at this time there was any ‘foul play,’” Miers said, but added the investigation was still in its preliminary stages.

“We’ll wait and see what the fire marshal comes up with and determine which direction we go from here,” he said.

Lewis was a long-time Kerens resident, a former Kerens businessman, and father of three children.

Miers said the scene has been turned over to the State Fire Marshal’s office.

    —————

Want to “Soundoff” on this story? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • 7-29-14 Lassiter.jpg Lassiter named new Calico director

    Brittany Watkins-Lassiter has been named the new Calico Director for Corsicana High School. Lassiter replaces Amy Tidwell, who resigned to become the dance squad coach in Sachse ISD.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29-14 McManus.jpg County OKs mall lease

    The question of where many county courthouse offices would move during the three-year historical restoration of the Navarro County Courthouse was officially answered Monday.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • City approves new building rules

    The Corsicana City Council eased somewhat the standards for masonry buildings on highways when the group met in regular session Monday.

    July 28, 2014

  • Local Beat

    A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.

    July 28, 2014

  • FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

    July 28, 2014

  • Jury says it is stuck in Ventura case after five days

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The jury weighing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has told the judge they don't think they can reach a unanimous decision.

    July 28, 2014

  • City, county start week with meetings

    The Navarro County Commissioners Court and the Cosicana City Council both have meetings set for Monday.

    July 28, 2014

  • 7-27-14 HayFire.jpg Hay fire closes Interstate 45

    A hay trailer fire Sunday on Interstate 45 near Richland shut down the highway

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • County values up for 2014

    The property value of Navarro County went up 5 1/2 percent in value for 2015, a rebound from the last two years when the city and county were reeling from the loss of some major companies’ plants.

    July 26, 2014

  • Mills place pool Home, sweet home

    Judy and Wayne Nelson had a family of visitors last week — the daughter and grandchildren of the architect who designed their 1927 house on Mills Place.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos