Young woman collapses, dies

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Centennial Wireless employee, who experienced what authoritiessaid seemed to be a seizure while waiting on customers Friday, waspronounced dead at King’s Daughters Medical Center shortly afterbeing taken from the scene.

Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris said Kayla Evans, 25, ofBrookhaven, had not shown signs of health problems and had no knownhistory of medical issues.

“It’s a natural death, but we just don’t have a cause of deathyet,” McMorris said.

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Authorities said Evans had gone to lunch, and when she came backshe was waiting on customers when she slumped over and becameunresponsive. She was transported from the store on BrookwayBoulevard to KDMC by ambulance around 2 p.m., McMorris said.

The coroner said an autopsy was done Saturday, and that resultsare still pending.

McMorris said situations like Evans’, where someone young andseemingly healthy dies suddenly of apparent natural causes are notunheard of, but are still shocking.

“They’re a strong family, and we’re looking for answers andtrying to find out why it happened,” he said. “But we know there’sno foul play, nothing like that involved.”

Williams Mortuary will handle Evans’ funeral arrangements, whichare incomplete.