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Investigation of woman's death in wheelchair accident begins

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Family members said 94-year-old Elizabeth Street was found in a water-filled ditch outside the Country Cottage Assisted Living Home. Family members said 94-year-old Elizabeth Street was found in a water-filled ditch outside the Country Cottage Assisted Living Home.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

The investigation into an elderly woman's death at a Decatur retirement home is underway.

Family members said 94-year-old Elizabeth Street was found in a water-filled ditch outside the Country Cottage Assisted Living Home.

She developed pneumonia and died a short time later.

They believe her wheelchair rolled into the ditch during a fire drill.

Decatur Police said they're waiting on a report from the coroner before determining if they'll get involved.     

State health officials say they've received an incident report from the facility, and they're taking a look at what happened.

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