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ELKHART, Ind. — Authorities say a 51-year-old man who was under medical care at a northern Indiana jail has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

The Elkhart County sheriff's office says Brian Banister was being treated for an illness while being held on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement. Medical personnel responded and an ambulance was called Saturday to the Elkhart County jail, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Details about the specific illness Banister had weren't immediately released by authorities. An investigation is ongoing into the cause of his death.

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