North Carolina

$12M settlement reached in boy's carbon monoxide poisoning death at Boone hotel

BOONE, N.C. — Attorneys say the family of a boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a Boone Best Western hotel in 2013 has agreed to settle wrongful death and injury lawsuits.

The family's attorneys said Monday that they agreed to settle the suits against the hotel chain and other parties for $12 million.

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Jeffrey Williams died from carbon monoxide leaking from a swimming pool heating system. His mother, Jeannie Williams, suffered serious injuries.

Daryl and Shirley Jenkins had died in the same room six weeks earlier, but officials didn't immediately identify carbon monoxide as the cause of death.

A Best Western spokeswoman said the chain denies liability but has thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of those affected.

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