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Jasper County trustee dies while on work detail

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

An autopsy has been ordered for a Jasper County jail trustee who died on work detail.

Joel Parker had volunteered to work for the past two months cleaning up parts of the county, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

About 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Parker passed out while working. He was transported to a Beaumont Hospital for possible heat exhaustion. He died Thursday morning.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the case.

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