David L. Kidwell died attempting to rescue Emily E. Kidwell from burning, New Lexington, Ohio, November 23, 1994. Emily, 5 months old, was in a crib in a bedroom on the second floor of her grandparents’ house when, at night, fire broke out in an attic space next to the bedroom. Her grandfather, Kidwell, 47, was alerted and responded from the first floor. Telling other family members that he would get Emily, Kidwell ran toward Emily’s room. Dense smoke forced the other family members downstairs and thwarted their attempts to return to the second floor. Emily was found underneath Kidwell on the second floor near her bedroom. Both had died of smoke inhalation.
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