Police: Kentucky man dies after officers use Taser on him

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Posted: Mar 13, 2016 4:57 PM

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.