Investigation underway in death of 19-year-old Auburn resident

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn police say the body of a 19-year-old will be examined by the Alabama Department of Forensic Science Department to determine why the man died.

Police responded to an Emergency Transport System assistance call Saturday in the 700 block of Yeager Lane where Jason M. Hilty was unconsious and having difficulty breathing.

Hilty was taken to East Alabama Medical Center but never regained consciencness.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced the man dead at 4:19 Saturday morning.

The case remains under investigation. WSFA 12 News will have more information as it becomes available.