Inmate death at Cummins Unit under investigation

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PINE BLUFF, Ark.- Officials with the Arkansas Department of Correction say they and Arkansas State Police are investigating after an inmate in the Cummins Unit died Tuesday morning. 

According to a release from the Arkansas Department of Correction, staff at the Cummins Unit observed Troy Crook,40, was suffering from what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds in a single-man cell around 1 a.m. Tuesday. 

Crook was transported to the unit infirmary, then was transferred to a local hospital where he later died, according to officials. 

Crook was serving a 100-year sentence for two First Degree Murder charges out of Faulkner County. 

Officials say in addition to state police’s investigation, the Department of Correction will conduct an internal investigation. 

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