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Franklin Co. Coroner Determines Why Man Dies During Arrest

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PASCO, WA. - Investigators now know why a Yakima man died as police arrested him in September.

The Franklin County Coroner says his investigation shows Ismael Acevedo, 35,  died from acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication. The death has been ruled accidental.

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PASCO, WA. - The Franklin County Coroner says he hasn't been able to find out why a man died as Pasco police arrested him.

Police say officers had been chasing Ismael Acevedo, 35, after a fight Sunday night at the Golden Nugget Nightclub. When officers caught up with him near 9th Avenue and  B Street, police say Acevedo stopped breathing.

Officers tried but couldn't resuscitate him. Because the man died while in police custody, the Tri-City Special Investigations Unit is investigating.

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