- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Missoula police are investigating after a Department of Corrections inmate fell from the second-floor railing at the Missoula County jail and struck his head on the cement floor, causing fatal injuries.

Police spokeswoman Paige Pavalone says the man fell at about 9:15 p.m. Monday at died Tuesday in the intensive care unit at St. Patrick Hospital. His name hasn’t been released.

Pavalone says investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fall.

A coroner’s inquest will be scheduled because the man died while in law enforcement custody.

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