Blood samples from broadcaster's crash unusable

Updated: August 17, 2006, 10:58 AM ET
Associated Press

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Blood samples from the car crash that killed sportscaster Paul Eells apparently were damaged partly because of a delay in shipping from Russellville to Little Rock for testing, according to the Pope County coroner.

The blood from both Eells and Billie Jo Burton, the other person killed in the accident, was shipped to Little Rock to be tested by a lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Coroner Leonard Kraut said he chose to send the samples ...

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