- Associated Press - Saturday, July 5, 2014

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials are investigating what happened leading up to the death of a person while in Tennessee Highway Patrol custody in Loudon County.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine told the Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1mUb6OP ) the death happened after the person became “combative” following a chase on Interstate 40 Friday afternoon.

DeVine says the arrest happened around 3:15 p.m. at mile marker 368 near the intersection of I-40 East and I-75.

Officials identified the deceased as 33-year-old Kevin Courtner.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Miller declined to discuss the case and referred all questions to the TBI.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson requested the investigation.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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