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Evansville man dies from spider bite

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man has died after being bitten by a brown recluse spider.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Annie Groves confirmed the cause of death Tuesday night and identified the victim as 42-year-old Keith E. Reed.

She said Reed had told his wife something had bitten him during a recent camping trip.

The coroner said Reed did not seek immediate medical attention.

A brown recluse bite can cause lesions and symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, and in rare instances, can be fatal.

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