Woman dies after company cuts off power to her home

A New Jersey woman has died after the electricity company cut power to her house, despite her paying $500 to her account only days before.

Desiree Washington says her 68-year-old mother Linda Daniels relied on an electric-powered oxygen tank to breathe, and she died of heart failure Thursday hours after Public Service Enterprise Group turned off the electricity at her Newark home.

Washington says $500 was paid to the company two days before, and her family had notified the company of her mother’s medical issues.

PSE&G says they cut off power because of a lack of payments over several months.

The company says it was unaware of Daniels’ medical needs, and it is reviewing its records.

Newark police are investigating.

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