Vermont State Trooper died of heat exhaustion from exercise

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Medical Examiner says a state trooper who collapsed last week at a firing range later died of “exertional heatstroke.”

The death certificate of 28-year-old Kyle D. Young was released Monday by the Vermont Health Department.

Young, of Monkton, collapsed at about 1:40 p.m. Sept. 17 during training at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho. He was pronounced dead at the University of Vermont Medical Center at about 3:10 p.m.

The death certificate ruled Young’s death an accident. In the section that says how injury occurred, it said “strenuous physical activity in high environmental temperature.”

The National Weather Service says the high temperature on Sept. 17 was 86, but the humidity had not reached the uncomfortable level.

The state police did not respond to requests for comment.

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