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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after breathing carbon monoxide in running car, Iowa authorities say


DELHI, Iowa — An 18-year-old man found unresponsive in a running car in eastern Iowa has died.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office say Cole Haan died Monday morning after he and 17-year-old Nichole Lucas breathed in carbon monoxide from the car. Deputies found the pair in the car near Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi on Saturday night.

KCRG-TV reports ( ) the car had been running for about an hour when authorities found the teens. They were transported to the Regional Medical Center in Maquoketa before being airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Investigators say the vehicle's exhaust pipe was broken, allowing fumes to enter the vehicle.

The sheriff's office says Lucas remains at the Iowa City hospital, where her condition is said to be improving.

Information from: KCRG-TV,

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