Hempfield Student’s Overdose Death is Fifth Since Tuesday

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Good article in today’s Tribune-Review…here’s an excerpt:

The death of a Hempfield Area High School senior is the latest drug overdose fatality in Westmoreland County, one of five the coroner’s office has investigated since Tuesday.

Jonathan Morelli, 18, died Wednesday at his home, according to Coroner Ken Bacha.

Bacha said the deputy investigating Morelli’s death found “evidence to indicate drug use,” but he won’t know which drug was involved until toxicology tests are complete.

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