A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
Elizabeth police say it appears 32-year-old Maria Fernandes of Newark was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. She kept the extra gas in her 2001 Kia Sportage because occasionally she ran out of gas, authorities said.
Lt. Daniel Saulnier tells The Star-Ledger of Newark it sounds like someone who tried desperately to work and make ends meet and met with a tragic accident.
Saulnier says an autopsy failed to determine the cause of death and police are awaiting toxicology test results.
Police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap in a parking lot early Monday. Police were called later that afternoon.