Inmate dies after collapsing at North Florida jail

BRONSON, Fla. (AP) - North Florida authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who collapsed in a county jail. The Levy County Sheriff's Office says jail staff responded after seeing Terrance Lamar Wiggins collapse early Monday.

Lt. Scott Tummond tells The Gainesville Sun that staff performed CPR while waiting for paramedics, who took Wiggins to a hospital. Wiggins died two hours later.

Tummond says a preliminary investigation has determined that Wiggins had a medical condition before his Nov. 22 arrest, and he was being treated by jail medical staff. An autopsy is pending. Wiggins faced several drug charges.

Read the Levy County Sheriff's Office blog post about the investigation here.


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