Autopsy: Alcohol poisoning killed Kingman teenPosted: Updated:
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- An autopsy shows that a Kingman teenager found dead in a motor home in June died of alcohol poisoning.
The Mohave County sheriff's office says 17-year-old Donald Lawrence Schram had a blood-alcohol level of .373 percent when he died on June 26. In Arizona, .08 percent is considered legally drunk.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter said Wednesday that Schram was out partying with friends the night before he died and a friend let him sleep it off in his family's motor home. His friends found him dead the next morning.
Carter says the lesson she would try to impart to young people is that they can die of alcohol poisoning if they drink too much.
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