Trailer Fire Victims Identified; Blaze Still Under Investigation
SHERRARD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are identifying the five people killed in a Mercer County mobile home as a 38-year-old woman, her 8-year-old daughter and three other girls.
Coroner Ron McNall says 38-year-old Anna Viager died along with daughter Breana Viager in the blaze early Wednesday near the tiny village of Sherrard. The other victims were 15-year-old Cassandra Turner, 13-year-old Jessica Harker and 10-year-old Holli Harker.
Authorities say a man and two boys escaped.
Sheriff Tom Thompson says there is no indication the fire was the result of foul play, although state and Mercer County authorities are trying to determine how it started.