Man found unresponsive during traffic stop pronounced dead

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A simple traffic stop for a seatbelt violation Sunday turned into a death investigation after a passenger was found unresponsive.

A Sullivan police officer initiated the traffic stop at US 41 and CR 300 N. While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed a passenger, identified as 48-year-old Cosme L. Guzman, of Princeton, Ind., was unresponsive.

After all life-saving procedures were used to no avail, Guzman was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames.

Earlier in the day, Guzman had stated he wasn’t feeling well, Ames said.

Indiana State Police are investigation the death. According to Ames, foul play is not suspected at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Ames noted death investigations can take several weeks or months to complete, dependent on the complexity of the investigation and review of the final autopsy and toxicology reports. 

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