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SC death possibly linked to WNC Legionnaires' outbreak

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Lorene Williams, of Campobello, South Carolina, whose obituary said she died Tuesday of Legionnaires' disease, attended the N.C. Mountain State Fair, according to a local coroner. (Image credit: MGN / Janice Haney Carr)

A second death may be linked to the Legionnaires' outbreak in Western North Carolina.

The obituary of 83-year-old Lorene Williams, of Campobello, South Carolina, said she died Tuesday of Legionnaires' disease.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger on Wednesday morning said the Upstate woman did attend the N.C. Mountain State Fair before she became sick. But, Clevenger said the cause of death had not been posted on the DHEC web page so he could not confirm it was Legionnaires' disease.

News 13 has contacted the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to find out if Williams' death is linked to the current outbreak. Neither agency has responded.

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