Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Kansas Corporation Commission says it needs more time to investigate a house explosion that killed a Topeka woman.
The KCC was to present its findings Tuesday in the January blast that killed 81-year-old Lucinia Tolliver. But the corporation says it needs additional time to complete the investigation.
Investigators have said digging in a yard west of Tolliver's home caused a natural gas service line to separate from the main line underground. The natural gas migrated into Tolliver's home, which exploded.
She suffered severe burns and died about a week after the explosion.