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Coroner: Soldier Who Died In WKU Dorm Fell Out Of Bed

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A coroner says a Fort Campbell soldier who died in a Western Kentucky University dorm room fell out of a bed and hit his head on a floor.

Twenty-year-old Private Lank Graves, of Glasgow, was pronounced dead Sunday in Barnes-Campbell Hall. Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby says Graves rolled off a bed and struck his head on the floor.

Kirby says he expects a preliminary autopsy report by tomorrow.

He says he hasn't ruled out drugs or alcohol as a factor in Graves' death, pending a toxicology report.

Kirby says Graves was visiting a friend for the weekend.

Deputy Coroner Dwayne Lawrence says the two returned to the dorm around six a.m. central time Sunday. Emergency officials were called just after noon.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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