Jefferson County Jogging Death

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By WSIL Manager

MT. VERNON -- Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Jo Marks says a teen who collapsed while jogging likely died of natural causes.

 
16-year-old Dakota Mitchem went out for a run Wednesday morning when he had trouble breathing and collapsed. Mitchem was taken to Crossroads Hosptial where he was pronounced dead
 
Toxicology is pending but the coroner does not expect drugs and alcohol to be a factor.
 
Funeral services for Dakota Mitchem are set for Saturday at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. The Visitation begins at noon with the funeral following at two.
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