Sheriff’s office: Cameron County inmate dies after collapsing in prison

11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago Monday, December 19 2022 Dec 19, 2022 December 19, 2022 6:02 PM December 19, 2022 in News - Local

An investigation is underway after a 49-year-old inmate at the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center died Saturday.

Jose Sergio Valdez was hospitalized after collapsing in the prison on Friday, according to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office.

“Security footage showed Valdez exercising Friday evening, then sitting down and within minutes slumping over and falling face down,” the sheriff’s office stated in a news release.

Valdez was transported to a local hospital where he passed away the following morning.

A preliminary report attributed Valdez’s death to a brain hemorrhage, the sheriff’s office stated, adding that an autopsy was ordered.

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