Coroner: House fire kills Beardstown girl

By Gary Scott on December 2, 2014 at 11:08am

A seven-year-old Beardstown girl has died from apparent injuries sustained in a Monday fire.

According to Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, Chloe Whitlock was pronounced dead at St. John’s Hospital yesterday afternoon at around 3:15. Edwards says Whitlock sustained injuries during a residential fire in the city.

EMS was dispatched to the home at around 7:30 a.m. Whitlock was initially transported to Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville and then airlifted to St. John’s in Springfield.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow morning in the capital.