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Elderly McKeesport couple’s deaths ruled suicide, accident

An elderly McKeesport man took his own life and accidentally killed his wife when fumes from the car he left running in the attached garage seeped into the house, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.

The death of Leonard Koltiska, 85, whose body was found Friday morning inside the car, was ruled a suicide, the spokesman said. Investigators said he left behind a note.

Rescue personnel found his wife, Dolores Koltiska, 85, still alive but barely breathing in her bedroom. She died shortly after arriving at UPMC McKeesport hospital. The medical examiner ruled her death as accidental. Both died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the spokesman said.


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