Texas county jail inmate dies after saying not feeling well

Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A county jail inmate in southeastern Texas has died after complaining while in the jail infirmary of not feeling well.

Jefferson County jail officials say in a news release that 45-year-old Christopher Lee of Beaumont died Friday while being taken to a hospital in the city about 75 miles (121 kilometers) east of Houston.

Jail officials say Lee was in the medical unit because of an undisclosed pre-existing medical condition. Officials say Lee had been arrested Thursday for a probation violation.

The statement said Texas Rangers will investigate the death.

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