Accidental overdose from compressed gas

Published 7:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sean David Vaughn, 27, died July 4 after an apparent accidental overdose, said Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage.

The official cause of death is still under investigation, pending toxicology results, which will not be available until 4-6 weeks, said Turnage.

Currently, Turnage suspects that the cause of death as due to inhaling compressed cans of gas in the form of keyboard cleaner.

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Preliminary investigations into Vaughn’s death show it was accidental, said Turnage.

It looks like the death was accidental, said Turnage.

Attempts to contact the Picayune Police Department, who is still investigating the case, were not returned by press time on Friday.

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