Man killed in Beech Island Fire Monday identified

Authorities have identified the man killed in a fatal Beech Island fire Monday.

An autopsy showed that James. K. McKee, 55, died from thermal injuries and smoke inhalation in the fire at 10 Bay St., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. McKee was identified by comparatively analyzing past injuries that required metal implants in his neck area, the coroner said in a news release.

Toxicology results are pending in the death ruled accidental by authorities.



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