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Autopsy Shows Man Who Collpased Fleeing Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies Died From Drug Overdose

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Ventura County Sheriff’s officials say a wanted man who collapsed while fleeing from deputies died as a result of a methamphetamine overdose.

Deputies were trying to arrest Miguel Burciaga Junior December 3rd in Saticoy for an outstanding felony warrant. 

They say as they approached the 28-year-old man, he fled on foot.

The officers Burciaga ran into an agricultural field, when he suddenly collapsed.  It took them a few minutes to get onto the property, and reach the Ventura man.

They started CPR.  He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office did an autopsy, and concluded the death was the result of a methamphetamine overdose.

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.