Ohio coroner: Woman found dead at rest stop OD'd

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A coroner's report says an accidental cocaine overdose caused the death of a Tennessee woman whose body was found at a closed Ohio rest area.

Pickaway County, Ohio, Sheriff Dwight Radcliff told The Columbus Dispatch on Monday that the coroner's finding mean the truck driver who pleaded guilty to abuse of a corpse will face no other charges in the death of Kim Vaughn of Memphis.

Authorities say 33-year-old Trenton Derenberger of Bucyrus (byoo-SY'-ruhs), Ohio, dumped Vaughn's body at the rest stop south of Columbus. Police said Derenberger told them Vaughn had died while he was giving her a ride in Knoxville, Tenn., and that he drove the body to Ohio.

The 36-year-old woman's partially clothed body was discovered by an Ohio highway crew on July 9.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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