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Medical examiner rules UA player's death accidental

Zach Hemmila (Source: University of Arizona Athletics) Zach Hemmila (Source: University of Arizona Athletics)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that UA football player Zach Hemmila's death in August was accidental.

According to a report from the ME's office, the cause of death was "combined toxic effects" of oxymorphone, an opiate painkiller, and alprazolam, an anxiety medication.

Hemmila, a fifth-year senior center, died in his sleep and was found on Aug. 8.

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