- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a driver found with puncture wounds on his wrist and a snake in his car has died at a Texas hospital.

Austin-Travis EMS Cmdr. Mike Benavides (ben-uh-VEE’-duhs) said Wednesday that the man died at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.

Officials believe the man was from Temple. His name and a cause of death weren’t immediately released.

Authorities are trying to determine whether the victim, who was treated for cardiac arrest, was bitten by a snake.

Emergency personnel Tuesday night responded to a report of an ill man in a car, in the parking lot of an Austin home improvement store.

Animal control officers confiscated, from the car, a nonvenomous snake in a crate, six tarantulas and a bullfrog. A cobra, a highly venomous snake, remains unaccounted for.



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