BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A second person has died a week after an explosion destroyed a Long Island home, killing an 18-month-old boy and injuring several others.
Patricia Salegna-Maqueda died Tuesday night at Stony Brook University Medical Center, police said. The 46-year-old State Farm insurance representative was at the Brentwood home last Tuesday checking on a flooding claim when the house exploded.READ MORE: Long Island Preparing For Potential Flooding, Power Outages As Winds Pick Up
Police said the blast was linked to propane, but they still don’t know the source. Attention was focused on two 200-pound propane tanks. The home did not have natural gas, police said.READ MORE: Roads Flood, Rivers Overflow As Nor'easter Dumps Heavy Rain On New Jersey
Killed in the explosion was 18-month-old Rah-quan Palmer. His father, Rashamel Palmer, was treated and released. The child’s mother, Christina Morgan, suffered a gash to the head.MORE NEWS: Candidate Conversations: Eric Adams
More than a dozen others, including neighbors and first responders, were injured.