Cocaine, alcohol and blunt impact factors in man's death during punching game

Posted at 1:39 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 16:39:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- According to a recently-released autopsy, a combination of cocaine, alcohol and blunt chest impact caused a man to die during a punching game in March downtown.

The medical examiner ruled the death of 27-year-old Corey Poole an accident Monday. According to authorities, Poole went out drinking at Jolt’n Joe’s downtown just before 1 a.m. with friends.

Police said Poole and one of his friends then decided to have a punching contest. Poole and his friend then started “consensually sparring” and punching one another in the chest.

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It was then, according to police, that Poole fell to the ground and became unresponsive. Poole was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Poole’s friend was also taken to the hospital for chest pain following the incident.