BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man involved in a weekend rollover accident has died after officers used a Taser on him when he became combative.
State Police Trooper B.J. Eaton said Sunday that 52-year-old Michael Roll of Bowling Green was pronounced dead at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.
His statement says two State Police officers and a local sheriff's deputy found Roll's vehicle overturned Saturday night on William Natcher Parkway near bowling Green. Eaton says Roll appeared intoxicated and became combative with officers, who shot him with a Taser and he became unconscious.
The release says an autopsy was planned Sunday. It didn't specify the race of Roll and the officers. Race hasn't been raised as a factor.
Neither Eaton nor an investigating officer immediately returned telephone messages Sunday.