Man found with head injuries dies

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 12:46 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Police are investigating an incident that left one man dead of a head wound Thursday morning, according to News9.

A biker reported an injured man near SW 17th Street and South Robinson Avenue to police Thursday morning. Police arrived on the scene to find a man suffering from a head wound. The injury was initially attributed to a gunshot wound but was later identified as trauma from a fall.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he died that afternoon.

People at the scene were interviewed. No arrests have been made.

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Man dead after altercation in Oklahoma County Jail

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 12:30 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man died Thursday at 2:40 p.m. after Oklahoma County Jail personnel used force to restrain him him, according to KFOR.

Oklahoma City officers arrested 56-year-old Olain Jefferson, Jr. after he assaulted medical personnel at the Southwest Medical Center.

Olain was taken to Oklahoma County Jail, where he was involved in an altercation with officers.

Jefferson is reported to have suffered some type of medical event during the scuffle. Authorities say that only “minor force” was administered, but Jefferson was rushed to a nearby hospital as the result of the injuries he sustained, where he was pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of Jefferson’s death.

 

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over UCF Football Player’s Death

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 10:28 am    

The family of a University of Central Florida football player who died during team practice has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school.

Accoridng to court documents, the parents of Ereck Plancher claim the UCF Athletics Association is responsible for their son’s death. They are attempting to prove that coaches pushed Plancher excessively at his final practice despite knowing that he had a sickle cell trait. A former UCF wide receiver testified Monday that Plancher gasped for breath, fell to his knees, and struggled before collapsing during his final workout.

Anthony Davis also testified that UCF coach George O’Leary ordered all water and trainers out of the indoor field house during the practice on March 18, 2008. Davis said the coach was yelling obscenities at Plancher as the player’s eyes rolled back into his head and he collapsed during an obstacle course drill.

Attorneys of the UCF Athletics Association claim Plancher died from a congenital heart defect, not as a result of the workout.

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Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company Over Husband’s Death

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 1:22 pm    

Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial arising from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against tobacco company Philip Morris Inc. by a woman whose husband died of lung cancer.

According to Worcester Superior Court documents, Massachusetts-resident Brenda L. Haglund filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Phillip Morris over the death of her 51 year-old husband Stephen C. Haglund. Testimony is expected to begin next week.

The lawsuit alleges that when Mr. Haglund began smoking cigarettes in the 1970s, Phillip Morris had access to technology that extracted addictive nicotine from the tobacco. Attorneys for the tobacco giant claim this technology does not totally remove the nicotine and that the company’s efforts to market lower-nicotine cigarettes were not successful.

The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount of monetary damages.

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