December 20, 2014

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Coroner says victim of four-wheeler crash had drugs in system

CARLISLE TWP. — A man who died in a four-wheeler crash two months ago was found to have drugs and alcohol in his system at the time of his death, according to a report released this week.

Timothy Zmuginsky, 34, was killed June 8 in his backyard at 12446 Indian Hollow Road after he crashed while driving his four-wheeler, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies and the Carlisle Township Fire Department arrived at the scene about 9 p.m. and found Zmuginsky next to the overturned four-wheeler, dead at the scene.

A toxicology report released this week showed that Zmuginsky had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.209 at the time of his death — above the legal driving limit of .08, according to Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans.

In addition to the alcohol, Zmuginsky had small amounts of cocaine and marijuana in his system, Evans said.

An initial autopsy from June showed that Zmuginsky died from a broken neck.