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    Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma are investigating the death of a motorist who was in the custody of Wagoner County sheriff's deputies.

    Authorities say Jeffrey Krueger of Texas died July 1 after he struggled with deputies and was struck by a Taser in Wagoner, about 125 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

    Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott says Krueger was pulled over for driving recklessly and wouldn't follow a deputy's instructions. He says the deputy drew a weapon, leading to a struggle.

    Krueger fought with deputies who deployed the Taser on him. Elliott says deputies summoned an ambulance when they noticed Krueger was having trouble breathing. He was transported to a hospital where he died.

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    Deputy Nick Orr and Deputy Kaleb Phillips are on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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