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Autopsy shows carbon monoxide poisoning killed North Newton superintendent

Haas' death was ruled undetermined, however Avolt believes it was accidental.

Posted: Mar 7, 2019 5:18 AM
Updated: Mar 7, 2019 5:32 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - An autopsy revealed North Newton School Corporation Superintendent Destin Haas died of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt. 

Haas' death was ruled undetermined, however Avolt believes it was accidental.

Haas was found unresponsive in his Benton County garage on Feb. 4. He was taken to a hospital in Tippecanoe County, where he later died.

Avolt said there was a 70-percent carbon monoxide level in his body, which she says is high. Avolt doesn't feel like his death was a suicide.

Haas was the former superintendent of Benton Community Schools. He took over at North Newton in 2013 and leaves behind a wife and four children. 

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