Police: Hays death ruled accidental

The death of a Tiffin man who was found bleeding and unconscious inside his residence has been ruled accidental.

Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens said the Lucas County Coroner has ruled the death of Dominic Hays, 21, as accidental.

Hays was found bleeding and unconscious by his parents in his East Perry Street residence the morning of May 13. He had sustained head injuries and was transported to Mercy Tiffin Hospital. He was later taken by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center where he died that evening.

Stevens said Hays died of blunt force trauma to the head and shoulder area that resulted from falling down a flight of stairs.

“Everything at the scene was consistent with an accidental death,” Stevens said.