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Smyrna Man Dies from Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


January 24, 2014


The man who died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside a Tulip Blossom Drive house is identified as Al Batson Jr., 37, of Smyrna, Tennessee.
Batson, who owned his own business, had been hired to clean carpets at the residence prior to the home being rented.  The person who was planning to rent the house stopped by this morning and discovered Batson deceased, lying on the floor inside.  
Batson arrived at the home yesterday afternoon, parked his work van inside the garage, and then shut the garage door.  The apparent cause of the carbon monoxide, a generator inside the van that powered the cleaning system, was still running when Fire Department personnel arrived this morning.