Craig Franklin Morgan, 46, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was found unresponsive in his trailer Saturday around noon, along with his wife, Jami Allison Morgan.
Craig Morgan was dead at the scene, but his wife was still alive and was transported to University Hospital in Birmingham. According to Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore, she remained in the intensive care unit there Monday evening.
“I talked to some of her family members, and they said she responded to them, which is good news,” Kilgore said. “Hopefully, that’s a good sign, but she’s still got a long way to go.”
The Associated Press reported that the Morgans appeared to have been using a gas stove for heat, and there had been some sort of problem with the ventilation system.
In a different camp ground, a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy was also found dead in his recreational vehicle.
Allen Kay, 60, was in charge of all of the DeKalb County deputies handling security in the North Park Camp Ground, Kilgore said.
“He was a great guy, and he always did a super job working for us,” he said. “He will be missed.”
Kay died of an apparent heart attack. Kilgore said he believed it was DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris who actually found Kay.
A total of 13 arrests were made at this year’s race, which is probably a record low.
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