Woman collapses, dies while in custody of Amherst police

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 21:21:21-04

Amherst police are investigating the death of a woman who was in police custody.

Officers said town resident Heather Taylor, 40, was in custody on a bench warrant, and was on her way to town court Tuesday, when she suffered an apparent seizure and collapsed in a hallway.

Officers said first aid was rendered immediately, but Taylor was pronounced dead at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

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