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Ventura County Jail Inmate Dies

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Jail officials say he had some type of medical emergency; Autopsy pending

Authorities are trying to figure out what led to the death of a Ventura County Jail inmate.

Jail officials say that just after one a.m. Saturday, David Hernandez had some type of a medical emergency in his cell.

Deputies and jail medical staff started emergency medical aid, and paramedics took over when they arrived.

However, the 40-year-old Oxnard man was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is pending.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.