Alabama coroner dies after being dragged by truck

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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A northwest Alabama coroner is dead after being dragged behind a truck.

Florence police tell local media that Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley became stuck between a pickup truck and a trailer about noon Monday, after getting out of the truck at a downtown intersection.

Officials say Utley was dragged half a mile (1 kilometer) or more before someone alerted the truck’s driver.

Utley died before he could be taken to a hospital. Police are investigating.

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