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Death Investigation in Henderson County

Date of News Release: 12/20/2008

(Henderson, KY) - On Saturday, December 20, 2008 at approximately 5:56a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 16 Henderson received a call regarding a deceased male at the Methodist Hospital in Henderson. Darrell E. Sights, 47 of Henderson, had been arrested for Driving Under the Influence 2nd Offense at approximately 11:53p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2008 by the Henderson County Sheriffs Office. Mr. Sights had been lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center where he was booked and lodged in a holding cell with additional inmates that were awaiting processing and/or bond release.

At approximately 5:00a.m., Mr. Sights was unresponsive. While Emergency Medical Services were en route to the detention center, deputies and detention center medical staff began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Mr. Sights was transported a short time later by EMS to Methodist Hospital where he was treated further and later pronounced dead at approximately 5:47a.m.

An autopsy is pending at the Western Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office in Madisonville.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. The Kentucky State Police is being assisted by the Henderson County Coroners Office, Henderson County Sheriffs Office, and the Henderson County Detention Center.

Additional information will be released when it is available.

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