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Man Dies After Being Tasered In Traffic Stop

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SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — Authorities say a driver has died after a sheriff’s deputy shocked him with a stun gun during a traffic stop in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The county coroner says 43-year-old Allen Kephart of Crest Park was stopped in the Rim Forest area Tuesday afternoon. San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that the driver ran a stop sign.

Authorities say Kephart became combative and was Tasered during a struggle. He blacked out and was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later.

His death is under investigation.

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