Metro-East News

June 6, 2014

Coroner: Deaths of two men caused by drugs, alcohol

Two recent deaths in Madison County were caused by drugs and alcohol, according to the Madison County Coroner.

Clayton Thomas Munzert, 25, of Glen Carbon was pronounced dead in his home at 6:50 p.m. on May 7. The coroner's office determined that Munzert died of acute ethanol intoxication; he had a blood alcohol level of 0.431. The legal limit for driving in Illinois is 0.08.

David Skelton, 52, of Highland was pronounced dead in his home at 9:25 a.m. on May 3. Skelton died of acute intoxication of opiates and ethanol, according to the coroner's office. His toxicology test showed a blood alcohol of 0.08 and lethal levels of morphine and hydrocodone, which is the active ingredient in Vicodin.

Both deaths were ruled accidental.

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