Coroner determines cause of death of UD student who fell from truck

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger released the cause of death for 19-year-old Michael Currin on Wednesday.

Harshbarger said Currin died from a blunt force injury to the head on Sept. 21. Dayton Police released a statement that said the coroner’s update provided information that detectives required to finalize their investigation.

Investigators said Currin left campus early on a Sunday morning to pick up food from a business on Wayne Avenue. They say he jumped into the back of a truck after someone offered him a ride. A mile later, police say Currin fell out of the moving vehicle.

The death was ruled an accident. The incident is under investigation by the Dayton Police Department. Detectives will be meeting with prosecutors soon to share their findings. will update this story when more information is available.

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