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A pair of area death investigations that were being conducted by Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has been finalized. 18 year old James A. Reinstorf of Pana died on July 17th at 10:53am at his residence in Pana. His cause of death has been determined to be hydromorphone intoxication, and the manner of his death has been ruled to be accidental.


33 year old Luis Gerardo De La Cruz Hernandez of Taylorville died on July 27th on Route 29 in Taylorville Township. His cause of death was determined to be from multiple blunt injuries caused by being struck by a semi-tractor trailer truck as a pedestrian. His death was also determined to be accidental.

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