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Michigan man found dead in car with 2-year-old son in backseat

A Michigan man was found dead in his car on Monday with a 2-year-old toddler in the backseat.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of Levi Newcomb, 29, of Kalamazoo.

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Detectives say a motorist contacted a deputy about a man passed out in a car at a nearby store, according to FOX13. The motorist said there was a small child sitting in the backseat of the car.

The deputy and first responders tried to revive Newcomb, but were unsuccessful. The 2-year-old is safe and with family members.

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An autopsy has been scheduled and detectives are awaiting a toxicology report.

Newcomb had a history of drug abuse and had graduated from a court drug treatment program in 2014. He had been addicted to meth and had survived a meth lab explosion in 2009.

At the time of his treatment program graduation, Newcomb told FOX 17 that he had completed two years of courses, he was working full-time, was sober and turning his life around with his wife for their five children.