February 5, 2016

Autopsy: Meth killed man during traffic stop

A medical examiner’s report now blames a meth overdose for the death of an Iowa man during a traffic stop in Nebraska last fall.

A Nebraska state trooper pulled over the car on November third in which Matthew Ahlsten was a passenger.

Minutes later, the 35-year-old from Sioux City suffered a seizure, passed out and died before he could he could be rushed to a hospital.

The autopsy released this week found Ahlsten died of methamphetamine toxicity and ruled the death accidental.

According to the Dakota County Attorney, a grand jury found no crime was involved in the death.


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