Services set for teen who collapsed while jogging
MOUNT VERNON, IL (AP) – Services will be Saturday for a southern Illinois teenager who collapsed while running and later died.
Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Jo Marks says 16-year-old Dakota Mitchem collapsed Wednesday after having difficulty breathing while out for a run. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Marks says Mitchem likely died of natural causes, though toxicology tests are pending.
Mitchem was a sophomore, honor student and member of the drum line at Mount Vernon Township High School.
Services for Mitchem will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.