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Inmate Dies in Hernando County Jail

Inmate Dies in Hernando County Jail

SPRING HILL, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- Hernando county sheriff's officials say a 64-year-old man died after being booked into jail on a domestic battery charge.

William Edward Collins was taken to the Hernando county jail's medical unit Monday night after he started sweating profusely and became pale.

Collins then passed out, regained consciousness and was briefly hospitalized.

Officials say he was able to communicate with the hospital staff briefly before being taken into surgery.

An autopsy is being performed at the Hernando County Medical Examiner's office.


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