TBI investigating man's death while in THP custody - WSMV Channel 4

TBI investigating man's death while in THP custody

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of man who died while in Tennessee Highway Patrol custody.

Kevin Courtner, 33, died of unknown causes after being arrested Friday evening.

TBI Spokesperson Josh Devine said Courtner led THP troopers on a chase on Interstate 40 in Loudon County and then crashed. When he was arrested, THP said he became combative.

THP attempted to perform CPR when they found him unresponsive. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

The District Attorney's office requested the investigation.

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